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Jacksonville man indicted on celebrity phone hacking scandal

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Oct 12, 2011 10:45:00 AM

The FBI released the grand jury indictment of 35-year-old Jacksonville resident who allegedly hacked into the e-mail accounts of more than 50 victims, including dozens of celebrities.

Christopher Chaney was arrested on October 12, 2011 on charges of identity theft, wiretapping, and other federal offenses.

According to federal officials, Chaney used public information to gain access into email accounts, computers, and cell phones under the control of his victims.

Some of the alleged victims include Christina Aguilera, Scarlett Johansson, and Mila Kunis.

Chaney allegedly acted alone, received no money for his alleged acts, and rather did it for the thrill of the act.

If convicted on all counts, Chaney faces 121 years in federal prison.

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