A federal judge sentenced Marcel Lehel Lazar, 44, of Arad, Romania, to four years and four months in prison for un
Marcel Lehel Lazar, 44, of Arad, Romania, a hacker who used the online moniker “Guccifer,” was sentenced to four years and four months in prison after pleading guilty to unauthorized access to a protected computer and aggravated identity theft, officials said.
In a statement of facts filed with his plea agreement, Lazar admitted that from at least October 2012 to January 2014, he intentionally gained unauthorized access to personal email and social media accounts belonging to approximately 100 Americans, according to officials.
His victims included an immediate family member of two former U.S. presidents, a former member of the U.S. Cabinet, a former member of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff and a former presidential advisor, he admitted.
Lazar admitted that in many instances, he publicly released his victims’ private email correspondence, medical and financial information and personal photographs, according to officials.
Lazar plead guilty on May 25.
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