Notorious Guccifer Hacker to Be Extradited to U.S. to Serve Jail Time, Court Rules
A Romanian court ruled Monday that a notorious hacker known as Guccifer will be extradited to the U.S. to serve a four-year and four-month jail sentence after he finishes his seven-year sentence in his home country.
Guccifer, whose real name is Marcel Lazar Lehel, broke into the email accounts of former Secretary of State Colin Powell and of at least one member of the Bush family, among others. He pleaded guilty in 2016.
“From at least October 2012 to January 2014, Lazar intentionally gained unauthorized access to personal email and social media accounts belonging to approximately 100 Americans, and he did so to unlawfully obtain his victims’ personal information and email correspondence,” a 2016 statement from the Justice Department on Guccifer’s sentencing read.
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