Palin Hacker Found Guilty on 2 Counts
David Kernell convicted of obstruction of justice, unlawful email access
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2010 3:05 PM CDT
Sarah Palin speaks to reporters during a recess outside the federal courthouse in Knoxville, Tenn., April 23, 2010. She had testified in the hacking case against David Kernell, who has been convicted.   (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
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(Newser) – A federal jury has convicted a 22-year-old former University of Tennessee student of hacking Sarah Palin's Yahoo email account during the 2008 campaign. David Kernell was acquitted of wire fraud but convicted of a felony, obstruction of justice, and a misdemeanor, unlawful computer access. The jury failed to reach a verdict on a charge of identity theft, WBIR in Knoxville reports. Kernell faces a maximum sentence of 21 years.