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Ex-AOL employee receives 15 months in prison

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Ex-AOL employee receives 15 months in prison

Just over a year ago we reported on an AOL employee who stole 92 million screen names and sold them to a spammer. Yesterday afternoon the judge passed down Jason Smathers’s sentence.

Smathers struck a plea bargain with the District Attorny and agreed to assist the government in tracking down the recipient of the list in exchange for a prison term of not more than 1 1/2 years. He received a 15-month sentence from U.S. District Judge Alvin Hllerstein.

Read the complete story. (Ars Technica)