iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — A former St. Louis Cardinals official has been sentenced to jail for hacking the Houston Astros’ computers.
Chris Correa, 36, was scouting director for the team when he accessed the Astros’ player personnel database and email system during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
He was handed nearly four years of imprisonment (46 months) by a federal judge, as well as two years of supervised release and $279,038.65 in restitution to the Astros.
Correa apologized in the court, but when he tried to call his behavior reckless, U.S. District Judge Lynn N. Hughes for the Southern District of Texas said, “No, you intentionally and knowingly did these acts.”
In January, the former Cardinals official pleaded guilty to five of 12 related federal charges of unauthorized access of a protected computer.
Major League Baseball has not finished its investigation and could still discipline the Cardinals.
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