Celebrity Nude Photo Hacker Sentenced

Edward Majerczyk to serve 9 months in prison
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2017 5:57 AM CST
Edward Majerczyk leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago on Sept. 27, 2016.   (Santiago Covarrubias/Sun Times via AP)

(Newser) – The son of two Chicago police officers was sentenced to nine months in prison Tuesday for his role in the "Celebgate" nude photo scandal. Edward Majerczyk, 29, admitted to stealing nude photos and other data from 30 celebrities in a phishing scheme, but his lawyers said "there is no evidence that he shared this information with anyone," per CNN. Still, he was ordered to pay $5,700 to cover counseling for one unnamed victim. Court documents showed Majerczyk possessed material belonging to 300 victims, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and "people he came across in his life," prosecutors say, per the Chicago Tribune. (Read more hacking stories.)

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