Former St Louis Cardinals exec sentenced for hacking Astros

    Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals. A former Cardinals executive has been sentenced for hacking into the player database of the Houston Astros.

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    • Former Cards development director sentenced to 46 months in prison for role in MLB rival team hack
    • Christopher Correa expressed remorse ahead of sentencing

    (CNN)The former St. Louis Cardinals executive found guilty of hacking a rival team's player roster has been sentenced to almost four years in federal prison and fined almost $300,000.

    In January, the ex-director of baseball development for the Cardinals, Christopher Correa agreed to plead guilty to five counts of unauthorized access of a protected computer after hacking the player database of the American League's Houston Astros.
      In sentencing, Judge Lynn Hughes slapped the former executive with five concurrent custodial sentences of 46 months each, alongside a $279,038.65 restitution. He was released on bond and is to surrender to prison when designated.