Former Cardinals scouting director sentenced to 46 months in prison for hacking Astros

Juan A. Lozano of AP reports:

A federal judge sentenced the former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals to nearly four years in prison Monday for hacking the Houston Astros’ player personnel database and email system in an unusual case of high-tech cheating involving two Major League Baseball clubs.

Christopher Correa had pleaded guilty in January to five counts of unauthorized access of a protected computer from 2013 to at least 2014, the same year he was promoted to director of baseball development in St. Louis. He was fired last summer and now faces 46 months behind bars and a court order to pay $279,038 in restitution. He had faced up to five years in prison on each count. Correa will remain free on bond until he reports to federal prison within about six weeks.

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Correction: Not sure why this showed up as new in my feed, but this sentencing occurred back in July and I already had covered it. Sorry, folks, but if you missed it at the time, now you know!

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  1. Indee One - December 11, 2016

    As much as I wanted to see restitution to fit the crime, I do think the sentencing was a bit harsh with prison term. Other convicted felons for let’s say white collar crimes have had much less sentences for more worse offenses. That is my only issue with the sentence. Sentencing yes but 46 months seems a bit too long for this. I feel like there could have been other ways to give restitution than just this

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