3rd Circ. Don’t bother jail time for computer hacking

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By Bonnie Eslinger (February 3, 2022 at 5:41 p.m. EST) – The Third Circuit on Thursday upheld a 94-month sentence for a computer engineer who hacked into the networks of two telecommunications companies, citing his “unsuccessful attempt” Convincing them A judge that he didn’t cause $3 million in losses didn’t make his guilty plea “ignorant.”

In a precedent opinion, the three-judge panel dismissed Ankur Agarwal’s appeal and asked the court to vacate or reduce the sentence he had imposed for violations of the federal law on computer fraud and abuse and aggravated identity theft.

“Agarwal argued that his plea was ignorant because he could not reasonably have foreseen the nearly $3,000,000 in losses that…

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