Hacker who leaked nude photos of Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence asks for shorter sentence
The hacker who leaked photos of several big-time celebrities in 2014 is feeling remorseful and ashamed of his actions. So now he's asking for a shorter sentence, according to the New York Post.
George Garofano, 26, was one of the men busted for the scandal dubbed "Celebgate" and federal prosecutors in Connecticut asked that he be sentenced to 10 to 16 months behind bars for his crime, following a guilty plea.
However, according to the NY Post, Garofano "whined" that his life was ruined by the incident and that he deserved a lesser sentence because he had "matured" and "accepted responsibility for his actions."
"It will take me a while to forgive myself for this, and I am disappointed in myself," Garofano says in the court filing reportedly obtained by the Post. "I feel remorse for anyone that could have been affected by this on any scale, public or private. It is a part of my life that I will always regret, as it has never been a reflection of who I am as an individual."
According to the Daily Mail, Garofano and three other men engaged in a phishing scheme in order to get access to the victim's username and passwords that were then used to steal personal information, including sensitive photographs and videos, which they posted to Reddit.
Edward Majerczyk, 29, and Ryan Collins, 36, pleaded guilty and were sentenced to nine months and 18 months in prison respectively. Emilio Herrera, 32, signed a plea to a felony violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and is set to be sentenced in September.
Take a look through the gallery above to see which celebrities got caught up in the nude photo scandal.