It ended up being straight back this year, and poker pro and TV commentator Joe Sebok had been winding out of his poker job anyway, because of number of bad professional decisions, or simply due not to winning money that is enough based on who you ask. It was not over yet, but the writing ended up being on the wall. Into the midst of that chaos, Tyler Schrier, 23, hacked into Sebok’s email account, where he found some Anthony Weiner-esque pics and intimate emails, and contacted Sebok, threatening to publish the pictures if Sebok (and apparently many others who had been equally scantily clad and effusive in their penned ideas) did not pay up a huge selection of 1000s of dollars in blackmail re payments to Schrier.
Fast Forward to Now
Now Schrier and their cohort, Keith James Hudson, 39, have been sentenced because of their crimes, including conspiracy, extortion, unauthorized access to a protected computer, hacking, and stealing personal information.
Schrier received a sentence that is 42-month pleading guilty; component of his plea deal included admitting that he also extorted $26,000 from other pro poker players in another similar scenario (the other players remain unnamed for the time being). Oh, and while free on bond after he was charged in this instance, real to create, Schrier illegally accessed several more email accounts, and information that is using those accounts, went on to steal near to $4,000 fro (more…)