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Florida Man Pleads Not Guilty in Celebrity Hacking

By: Greg Risling, AP
By: Greg Risling, AP

Los Angeles, CA (AP) - A Florida man has pleaded not guilty in a Los
Angeles court to hacking into the email accounts of Christina
Aguilera and Scarlett Johansson.

Christopher Chaney has been indicted in California on 26 counts,
including wiretapping, and faces up to 121 years in prison if
convicted.

Federal prosecutors say Chaney hacked into email accounts
belonging to Aguilera, Johansson and Mila Kunis. Some nude photos
taken by Johansson of herself were posted on the Internet.

Authorities say they 35-year-old offered some material to celebrity blog sites but there isn't any evidence that he profited from his scheme.

Chaney, who is free on $10,000 bond, has apologized for his
actions.

A trial has been set for Dec. 27.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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