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Mon October 14, 2013
Cyber Bully Gets Jail Time
A northern Kentucky man is headed to prison for four months for hacking into people's accounts and changing posts that put forth conservative views.
Attorneys for 38-year-old Michael Pullen of Dry Ridge say the changes were merely a prank. Lawyer Dennis C. Alerding told The Kentucky Enquirer the case is ``an enormous waste of taxpayer money.'' Prosecutors and a federal judge disagreed, however. They said what Pullen did amounted to cyberbullying.
U.S. District Judge David Bunning sentenced Pullen five months in prison and
ordered him to pay $21,000 in restitution to the Internet company. Pullen is scheduled to report to the federal prison camp in Ashland by Oct. 21.