Ex-Senate aide sentenced to 4 years in prison for data leak

Matthew Daly of AP reports:

A former congressional staffer was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to illegally posting online the home addresses and telephone numbers of five Republican senators who backed Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination.

Jackson A. Cosko, a former computer systems administrator in the office of Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., pleaded guilty to five federal offenses, including making public restricted personal information, computer fraud, witness tampering and obstruction of justice.

His sentencing came as a second former Hassan aide was charged with assisting Cosko in revealing the private information, a practice known as “doxing.”

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