What's Going to Happen to Guy Who Hacked Bush Family

'Guccifer' to be sentenced Thursday
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 1, 2016 4:25 AM CDT
Guy Who Hacked Bush Family Will Get at Least 2 Years
"Guccifer" leaked Bush paintings, including a self-portrait.   (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

A Romanian hacker who targeted the Bush family, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, and others is expected to get a prison sentence of at least two years. Forty-four-year-old Marcel Lazar, better known as "Guccifer," is scheduled for a sentencing hearing Thursday in federal court in Alexandria, Va., where prosecutors are seeking more than four years, the AP reports. He's best known for hacking the email account of a Bush family member and revealing private family photos and paintings connected to former presidents George HW Bush and George W. Bush. Lazar also told reporters he hacked into Hillary Clinton's private email server, but prosecutors and FBI Director James Comey have said he was lying. (Read more Guccifer stories.)

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