Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Ex-Sheriff Pleads Guilty to Wiretapping

WV - Former Clay County Sheriff Miles Slack pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge that he hacked his wife’s work computer.

Slack entered the plea to a wiretapping charge Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Charleston. He faces up to five years in prison. Sentencing was set for Dec. 19.

The government said Slack secretly installed a keystroke logger on a computer in the Clay County Magistrate Court office in April where his wife worked. They were married at the time but have since divorced.

Spyware devices can be purchased online and typically are 1-2 inches long and attached to the keyboard cable. Once installed, they can intercept anything typed on that keyboard. (more)