August 22, 2008 (Computerworld) A Philadelphia TV news anchor pleaded guilty today to breaking into his co-anchor's e-mail accounts more than 500 times and feeding information he found there to a local newspaper.
Lawrence Mendte, 51, of Philadelphia, made the guilty plea to one felony count of intentionally accessing a protected computer without authorization and obtaining information in furtherance of a tortuous act, according to the U.S. attorney's office in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Mendte, once a popular news anchor at CBS affiliate KYW-TV, secrety accessed one work e-mail account and two personal accounts of co-anchor Alycia Lane between March 2006 and May 2008.
Mendte faces a maximum of five years in prison. Read the rest...
The co-anchor, Lane, has had more problems than raided e-mail. She was fired earlier this year after being accused of slapping a traffic cop and calling her a "fucking dyke."