Hacker who targeted Bush family will get at least 2 years

2016-09-01 10:56

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Alexandria - 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 on Thursday in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. 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.

The judge must impose a mandatory minimum of two years. Prosecutors are seeking a term of more than four years.

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