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Jury convicts Palin e-mail intruder on two counts
Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 4/30/10

Posted on 04/30/2010 12:21:13 PM PDT by SmithL

KNOXVILLE — A federal jury this afternoon convicted Sarah Palin e-mail intruder David C. Kernell of felony destruction of records to hamper a federal investigation and misdemeanor unlawfully obtaining information from a protected computer.

The jury acquitted Kernell, 22, of wire fraud.

It remains deadlocked on felony identity theft.

It’s unclear if U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Phillips will order the jurors, in their fourth day of deliberations, to continue.

(Excerpt) Read more at knoxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: 2008electionbias; 2010electionbbias; cultureofcorruption; davidckernell; davidkernell; dncbrownshirts; getpalin; hacker; hacking; howtostealanelection; kernell; movealong; nothingtoseehere; palin; palinemails; palinfreeperping; palinkernellhacker; pravdamedia; ratcrime; sarahpalin; sonofademocrat; watergate2
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1 posted on 04/30/2010 12:21:13 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Unbelievable.


2 posted on 04/30/2010 12:22:05 PM PDT by Reagan69 (Let me know when those insurance premiums go down.)
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To: SmithL

Jury Convicts Palin.....

nice headline from the left media.


3 posted on 04/30/2010 12:22:36 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: Reagan69

Of course, if Fox News could possibly break away from Janet... we might hear some news.


4 posted on 04/30/2010 12:23:39 PM PDT by Reagan69 (Let me know when those insurance premiums go down.)
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To: SmithL

Which charges would put him in jail?


5 posted on 04/30/2010 12:24:47 PM PDT by Reagan69 (Let me know when those insurance premiums go down.)
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To: SmithL

He got convicted on Obstruction of Justice..he could serve 20 years in the pokey. In prison, David will have many guys who are “Not his type” he should remember to bend over..I hope he enjoys his stay


6 posted on 04/30/2010 12:25:07 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SmithL

If this happens to me, some kid logging on as me and changing my password, I say yes, it certainly is identity theft.


7 posted on 04/30/2010 12:25:27 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Genoa

I don’t see how it isn’t wire tapping to go in and snoop someone else’s account after hacking it.


8 posted on 04/30/2010 12:26:36 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: Reagan69

“Which charges would put him in jail?”

Jail? You are kidding right? More likely he’ll get a cabinet level appointment from ‘Zero’!


9 posted on 04/30/2010 12:26:48 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Yeah, that is really the only one that matters. Wire fraud is a stretch and the misdemeanor is nothing. The judge will probably just tell the jury to tough it out a little more but will give up soon. They can give him whatever sentence they want on the obstruction charge alone.


10 posted on 04/30/2010 12:27:29 PM PDT by AmishDude
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To: AmishDude

He deserves between 10 and 15 years in jail..and a HUGE fine, let’s see his big lib daddy pay that fine and choke on it


11 posted on 04/30/2010 12:28:29 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Yep, he sure needs to know to not drop his soap bars...

Justice served!

12 posted on 04/30/2010 12:28:52 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: newfreep

Well, justice isn’t served til we find out what sentence he gets..lets hope its HARD TIME


13 posted on 04/30/2010 12:30:01 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: a fool in paradise

I agree. And add the fact that it was meant to gather information that would be damaging to a candidate in an election. That’s high impact.


14 posted on 04/30/2010 12:31:31 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Sarah Barracuda; AmishDude

He’d better get serious prison time.

She was a vice presidential candidate, FGS and under Secret Service protection at the time, so we’re not talking about Sarah Q. Citizen.


15 posted on 04/30/2010 12:31:55 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: SmithL
The four charges, all felonies, are: identity theft, wire fraud, unlawfully obtaining information from a protected computer and destruction of records to hamper a federal investigation.

Interesting, I didn't consider that they would split on the three that they had already decided upon....

16 posted on 04/30/2010 12:32:48 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: SmithL

This is sad... MISDEMEANOR???

So, if the jury is deadlocked on the other charge what does that mean for the trial itself? A hung jury resulting in a mistrial???


17 posted on 04/30/2010 12:32:50 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

LOL - that’s a good one, SB! He truly needs to pay a heavy duty price to discourage others when Sarah runs in 2012.....if, indeed, we have elections.


18 posted on 04/30/2010 12:33:29 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: a fool in paradise

Exactly. I don’t understand the jury’s acquittal on that charge at ALL.

I wonder if the prosecution brought up who this kid’s dad is within the trial - or if that’s even allowed. After all, he is the son of a sitting State Representative for the State of TN. What do you want to bet this kid bragged about his “Haxxor skillz” to Daddy and he said “go for it”???


19 posted on 04/30/2010 12:35:59 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: SmithL

Jurors “not following their instructions!” Could there be a few Palin derangement syndrome sufferers?


20 posted on 04/30/2010 12:36:07 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: SmithL

The Hacker Case Verdict
Today at 12:27pm

My family and I are thankful that the jury thoroughly and carefully weighed the evidence and issued a just verdict. Besides the obvious invasion of privacy and security concerns surrounding this issue, many of us are concerned about the integrity of our country’s political elections. America’s elections depend upon fair competition. Violating the law, or simply invading someone’s privacy for political gain, has long been repugnant to Americans’ sense of fair play. As Watergate taught us, we rightfully reject illegally breaking into candidates’ private communications for political intrigue in an attempt to derail an election.

I want to thank the public servants who worked so hard on this case, particularly the jurors who gave up precious time from their jobs and families to listen to the evidence and reach a decision.

My family and I appreciate the good people of Knoxville, Tennessee, who showed us true Southern hospitality. We can’t wait to visit again – but without having a subpoena in hand.

- Sarah Palin

http://www.facebook.com/notes/sarah-palin/the-hacker-case-verdict/384534143434


21 posted on 04/30/2010 12:36:30 PM PDT by aphid (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: SmithL

Well, I guess it sounds like it’s time for someone to hack a leading Democrat’s email account.

After all, it will just be a misdemeanor.


22 posted on 04/30/2010 12:36:51 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: SmithL

Well, if he serves federal time, that’s where he needs to hold on to the soap.

No good time, long, long sentences, guys who have no outlet for...well, you know.

But it should be no problem. Liberals support homosexuality. He’ll have his chance to put his money where his...nevermind.


23 posted on 04/30/2010 12:37:08 PM PDT by chris37
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To: Kartographer

The question is whether these are felonies and
whether the judge wants to discourage such political thugery.


24 posted on 04/30/2010 12:39:14 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SmithL

Anybody know what the sentencing guidelines are for the felony conviction? Is there a minimum?


25 posted on 04/30/2010 12:39:15 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: ConservativeMind

There’s a felony and a misdemeanor. The felony carries max $250,000 fine and 20 years jail.


26 posted on 04/30/2010 12:39:30 PM PDT by aphid (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: SmithL

However, no one should try doing the same to a prominent Democrat politician and expect the same lack of accountability and punishment.


27 posted on 04/30/2010 12:39:59 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: aphid

And what’s the least he can get?


28 posted on 04/30/2010 12:40:25 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: SmithL

bookmark


29 posted on 04/30/2010 12:40:51 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012----Remember May 20th is "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day")
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I don’t know what discretion they have on this. Federal sentencing guidelines are pretty strict.

They might want to make an example of him vis-a-vis identity theft, but my guess is that he’ll get the minimum. Rich politically-connected snot and his father are probably mortified enough at the conviction.


30 posted on 04/30/2010 12:40:52 PM PDT by AmishDude
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To: LibertyRocks

He was also found guilty of one felony, acquitted on one charge and mistrial on one. The prosecution can retry him on the mistrial charge. A misdemeanor charge can result in one year or less in prison. The felony charge carries up to 5 years in prison and $250,000 fine.

The kids life is going to be ruined now as he is a convicted felon, as he deserves.


31 posted on 04/30/2010 12:42:08 PM PDT by formerliberal_nowconservative
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To: Genoa

The 2 counts equal max 25 years and 500,000 fine.


32 posted on 04/30/2010 12:44:47 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: Genoa

I don’t know what the judge will do.

Also, the misdemeanor has these maximums:

Count three: unlawful computer access
Maximum 5 years in prison
$250,000 fine


33 posted on 04/30/2010 12:44:56 PM PDT by aphid (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: formerliberal_nowconservative

He cannot vote for his father until the Dims have their way on giving felons, DC, Puerto Rico, and illegal aliens the vote.


34 posted on 04/30/2010 12:45:56 PM PDT by Ingtar (My dog died yesterday, but less than expected. - Freeper Juan Meden)
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To: libbylu

whoops, the one charge carries a 20 year maximum...The kid is screwed big time if the judge decides to hammer him.


35 posted on 04/30/2010 12:46:16 PM PDT by formerliberal_nowconservative
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To: onyx

Actually, I think it’s more poignant if it’s Sarah Q. Citizen.

Of course, if somebody hacks into my Yahoo account, nobody will care about the spam I receive.


36 posted on 04/30/2010 12:47:55 PM PDT by AmishDude
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To: Sarah Barracuda

he may need a firewall to keep out the spam...


37 posted on 04/30/2010 12:48:28 PM PDT by isom35
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To: aphid
Count three: unlawful computer access
Maximum five years in prison
$250,000 fine
Three years supervised release
Lesser included misdemeanor offense on count three carries a maximum of one year in prison

Count four: obstruction of justice
Maximum 20 years in prison
$250,000 fine
Five years supervised release

38 posted on 04/30/2010 12:50:22 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012? You Betcha!)
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To: AmishDude

He intended to harm the campaign.

Serious prison time for the punk.


39 posted on 04/30/2010 12:51:12 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: AmishDude

He intended to harm her personally and he did.

He also harmed Bristol.


40 posted on 04/30/2010 12:52:24 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: aphid
My family and I appreciate the good people of Knoxville, Tennessee, who showed us true Southern hospitality. We can’t wait to visit again – but without having a subpoena in hand.

Proud to have ya. Ya'll come back now, y'hear?

41 posted on 04/30/2010 12:55:15 PM PDT by tnlibertarian
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He was convicted on counts three and four.

Charges, possible sentence

Count one: identity theft
Maximum five years in prison
$250,000 fine
Three years supervised release

Count two: wire fraud
Maximum 20 years in prison
$250,000 fine
Five years supervised release

Count three: unlawful computer access
Maximum five years in prison
$250,000 fine
Three years supervised release
Lesser included misdemeanor offense on count three carries a maximum of one year in prison

Count four: obstruction of justice
Maximum 20 years in prison
$250,000 fine
Five years supervised release


42 posted on 04/30/2010 12:56:02 PM PDT by deport
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To: free me

With more than 20 years prison as the maximum, I would be appalled (but not amazed) if he didn’t have to go to prison for at least two years.


43 posted on 04/30/2010 12:57:24 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: newfreep

Here is a statement that Sarah just released

My family and I are thankful that the jury thoroughly and carefully weighed the evidence and issued a just verdict. Besides the obvious invasion of privacy and security concerns surrounding this issue, many of us are concerned about the integrity of our country’s political elections. America’s elections depend upon fair competition. Violating the law, or simply invading someone’s privacy for political gain, has long been repugnant to Americans’ sense of fair play. As Watergate taught us, we rightfully reject illegally breaking into candidates’ private communications for political intrigue in an attempt to derail an election.

“I want to thank the public servants who worked so hard on this case, particularly the jurors who gave up precious time from their jobs and families to listen to the evidence and reach a decision.

My family and I appreciate the good people of Knoxville, Tennessee, who showed us true Southern hospitality. We can’t wait to visit again – but without having a subpoena in hand. “

- Sarah Palin


44 posted on 04/30/2010 12:59:22 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SmithL
David Kernell, right, leaves the Federal Courthouse with his mother, Lt. Col. Lillian Landrigan, behind left, and attorney Wade Davies, front left, Ton Thursday in Knoxville.
By Wade Payne, AP
David Kernell, right, leaves the Federal Courthouse with his mother, Lt. Col. Lillian Landrigan, behind left, and attorney Wade Davies, front left, Ton Thursday in Knoxville.

45 posted on 04/30/2010 1:01:26 PM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Stripping motivated people of their dignity and rubbing their noses in it is a very bad idea.")
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To: Sarah Barracuda
He's somewhat of a soft-looking pretty boy....but he won't have to worry about Big Bubba in Club Fed.

Because of his age, looks, apparent softness plus the high political profile of his daddy he'll be placed in segregated quarters if he does any hard time at all.

Law enforcement will not chance anything happening to him. This is okay with me as long as he does time. Sarah doesn't need her name coupled with anything sordid that may be connected with this creep's time in prison....and he can fade into the memory hole as far as I'm concerned.

Congrats to Sarah for her stick-to-it-iveness.....something other spineless politicians may have shied away from. Justice was served.

Leni

46 posted on 04/30/2010 1:02:33 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: deport

He was convicted on counts three and four.

Charges, possible sentence

Count one: identity theft
Maximum five years in prison
$250,000 fine
Three years supervised release

Count two: wire fraud
Maximum 20 years in prison
$250,000 fine
Five years supervised release

Count three: unlawful computer access
Maximum five years in prison
$250,000 fine
Three years supervised release
Lesser included misdemeanor offense on count three carries a maximum of one year in prison

Count four: obstruction of justice
Maximum 20 years in prison
$250,000 fine
Five years supervised release

Wasn’t he found guilty of the lesser misdemeanor offense of the unlawful computer access? Which only allows a maximum of one year in prison for that charge?


47 posted on 04/30/2010 1:06:18 PM PDT by formerliberal_nowconservative
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To: Kartographer
Jail? You are kidding right? More likely he’ll get a cabinet level appointment from ‘Zero’!

Homeland Security

48 posted on 04/30/2010 1:07:10 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: formerliberal_nowconservative

He’ll do time on the OJ charge. Judges seriously frown on that.


49 posted on 04/30/2010 1:38:47 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: onyx; All

TOTALLY agree with you on that. I guess we’ll see what the judge decides.

Does anyone know the MINIMUM on Felony Obstruction, or does the judge have a lot of leeway in the sentencing on this charge?


50 posted on 04/30/2010 2:02:47 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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