Hacker who exposed Hillary Clinton's email server pleads guilty | Reuters

WASHINGTON A Romanian computer hacker who revealed the existence of a private email server used by Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of state pleaded guilty to hacking-related offenses on Wednesday, the U.S.

Reuters May 25, 2016 23:46:43 IST
Hacker who exposed Hillary Clinton's email server pleads guilty
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Hacker who exposed Hillary Clintons email server pleads guilty
 Reuters

WASHINGTON A Romanian computer hacker who revealed the existence of a private email server used by Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of state pleaded guilty to hacking-related offenses on Wednesday, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Marcel Lazar, who used the alias "Guccifer," entered his guilty plea before Judge James Cacheris in U.S. District Court, Alexandria, Virginia, the department said in a statement. Sentencing was set for Sept. 1.

In recent media interviews, Lazar claimed he had easily hacked into Clinton's controversial private email server. But the Justice Department statement did not confirm this claim, and a law enforcement official said investigators did not find evidence to support the claim.

(Reporting by Mark Hosenball; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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