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Scarlett and Mila's Hacker

Sentenced

10 years in Prison

12/17/2012 1:29 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The man who hacked Scarlett JohanssonMila Kunis, and others -- leaking several nude photos onto the Internet -- has just been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

36-year-old Christopher Chaney pled guilty to 9 felony counts back in March -- including identity theft, wiretapping, and unauthorized access and damage to a protected computer -- after hacking into the celebrity email accounts ... and dozens of others.

During the sentencing, Chaney -- who was arrested in October 2011 -- was also ordered to pay $76,000 in restitution to ScarJo, Christina Aguilera, and "Still Standing" actress Renee Olstead.

But 10 years is a walk in the park -- Chaney was originally accused of hacking into the email accounts of 50 victims ... including dozens of celebs ... and faced 121 YEARS if convicted on all counts.

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Mshell    

Why does he have to pay money to millionaires? That money is like pennies to them, they probably won't even notice a number change in their acct. :/

586 days ago
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Ben    

Waste tax payer money slap his hand put molesters in jail for 10 years

586 days ago
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heyitsadam    

He gets 10 years for getting naked pics off someone's cell phone, but Lindsay Lohan drinks and drives, violates probation, steals a necklace gets HOURS.

586 days ago
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JAMES LAKOVISH    

THE AMERICAN JUSTIC SYSTEM, THERE IS NOTHIG FAIR ABOUT IT, THESE JUDGES DO WHAT THEY WANT, AND I AM WAITING FOR THE DAY WHEN PEOPLE WILL QUIT RESING WHEN THE JUDGE COMES IN TO THE COURT ROOM

586 days ago
20.

EasilyHard    

This is such crap. HACK HACK ON!!!

586 days ago
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CriticXtreme    

Are these fake people really this important?

586 days ago
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abbey1971    

People do less time for manslaughter. But he gets 10 yrs. for hacking photos of irrelevant celebrities that no one wants to see naked anyway. Overzealous prosecutors making an example of him. Obsurd!

586 days ago
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Sara    

Are you serious!? Yet murderers, molesters and abusers walk??

586 days ago
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kitnplayn    

Ten years for some hacking. That's hilarious, because if it wasn't celebrities, he would be getting a slap on the wrist. Repeat criminals who commit violent assaults don't even do that much time.

586 days ago
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Lori    

It is insane that a computer hacker gets more time in jail than your average drunk driver. Don't get me wrong, this guy broke the law and needs to be punished, but we need to be a lot harder on drunk drivers than on someone who hacks a celebrity's computer.

586 days ago
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tleeg    

121 years??? Your joking, right?? Thia guy didnt execute a family of orphans. Why would you give someone life for doing what he did? Their are killers , rapists, and pedophiles in prison for life. Ridicious.

586 days ago
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Majestik    

Um, just a question, is the IRS considered Feds? I ask this because the FBI got involved in this whole case and I know that HIGH UP in the government, so...If IRS is Federal also, if they prove that Liho has been scamming the government will she get 10 yrs too?.
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Makes me wish LIHO was computer savvy and hacked into the accounts of male celebs and stole their pics and posted them on net. Would we finally get her in jail for a long period of time?
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Oh right, this guy isn't a celebutard.

586 days ago
28.

Jay    

more wasted tax dollars on a petty crime... but murderers and drug dealers walk away with lesser time...

586 days ago
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Lisa    

Guess people here don't know how serious hacking someone's electronic property is. That alone is 5 years. Then posting their private pics onto the WWW. Give him another 5 years. Sorry, I support the sentence.

586 days ago
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TElder    

So this guy a hacker gets 10 yrs in prison.. But some celebs who will remain nameless... Numerous accidents, hits people, steals does drugs etc etc etc not in jail... anyone see a problem here??

586 days ago
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