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Former Cardinals Scouting Director Chris Correa Sentenced To 46 Months In Jail

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Former Cardinals Scouting Director Sentenced

The St. Louis Cardinals former scouting director, Christopher Correa was sentenced to 46 months in jail on Monday Morning. Correa’s sentencing took place in Houston and came after he plead guilty in January to five counts of unauthorized access of a protected computer. Correa had hacked the Houston Astros player personnel database in 2013.

Correa’s was sentenced to 46 months in jail and he has been ordered to pay $279,038 in restitution. Correa had been the Cardinal’s director of baseball development until he was fired last July.

The breach was first reported in June 2014 after the Astros general manager, Jeff Luhnow had told the press that the team’s servers had been hacked and published months of internal trade talks. Correa’s hacking had cost the Astros around 1.7 million dollars, according to  U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Christopher Correa was asked about the hacking and responded

““It was stupid,”

In Court Correa read a letter before he was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Lynn Hughes and Correa said he was

“overwhelmed with remorse and regret for my actions.”

“I violated my values, and it was wrong; I behaved shamefully,” he said. “The whole episode represents the worst thing I’ve done in my life by far.”

Although this puts an end to the government investigation, the Commissioner of baseball will now conduct it’s own investigation on the matter.