Ex-Anchor Pleads Guilty to Hacking Colleague's Email

Philly newsman Mendte admits accessing co-anchor's account more than 500 times
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 22, 2008 3:49 PM CDT
Larry Mendte, left, pleaded guilty today to illegally accessing the personal email of former co-anchor Alycia Lane, right.    (AP Photo)

(Newser) – A former Philadelphia TV anchor pleaded guilty today to hacking his colleague’s email, a felony that could land him in jail for 6 months, the Enquirer reports. Larry Mendte affirmed that he logged into former co-anchor Alycia Lane’s personal account more than 500 times between January and May. Mendte told the court he has "seen a therapist since this happened."