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Sarah Palin email hacker sentenced

A man who was convicted of hacking into Sarah Palin's emails during the 2008 presidential campaign has been sentenced to a year and a day, with the judge recommending the term be served in a halfway house, not prison. The judge rejected a recommendation from prosecutors who argued for 18 months in prison.

David Kernell was a 20-year-old economics major in Tennessee when he deduced the answers to security questions and read emails in Ms Palin's account.