Sunday, January 10, 2016

Business Espionage: Former Cardinals Executive Pleads Guilty To Hacking Astros

Chris Correa, the former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals, has pleaded guilty to five criminal charges in connection with unauthorized access of the Houston Astros' database.

Correa appeared before a U.S. district court judge in Houston on Friday and had his sentencing hearing scheduled for April 11.

The maximum penalty for each of the five counts, The Houston Chronicle reported, is up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000 and restitution. more