Update: Almost a year to the day that Leah Ayers was charged with hacking into an email account and lifting those nudie photos of soon-to-be-former Indian Grady Sizemore, she was sentenced for the cyber snooping.
The 20-year-old got two years on probation and six days on a work crew. If she serves a sentence like Grady plays baseball, however, she'll only do probation for like 10% of that. (Fox 8)
Remember those nude photos of Tribe center-fielder Grady Sizemore that hit the internets last year? Yeah, someone is finally in trouble for those.
The pictures, which showed Sizemore in various states of undress, were allegedly hacked from Sizemore's girlfriend's email by a 19-year-old woman in Minnesota.
According to the coppers, Leah Ayers accessed Brittany Binger's email and social media accounts multiple times in 2009, which is when she found the star's sexy photos and disseminated them.
Details from the Star Tribune:
Update: Lin Mun Poo, everyone's favorite pun-worthy hacker, pleaded guilty yesterday to account fraud stemming from his infiltration of Fed computers, according to Bloomberg. Poo's left a mess of a trail from Malaysia to America, with dangling bits of evidence pointing to coiled layers of hacks and credit card fraud.
A little corner of Cleveland’s cyberspace was the site of an international siege, it turns out. Coming in hot on the wires is this report from MarketWatch about Lin Mun Poo, a hacker out of Malaysia who cracked the firewall of the Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank and climbed right in.
The hacker was picked up in October; the Secret Service first got a whiff of Poo when he was in Brooklyn selling stolen credit card info. Mid-grilling, he confessed that he’d slipped into the Cleveland Fed’s system as well as the systems of other financial institutions.
The Fed claims all Poo got into was a test computer. Nothing important was tainted by Poo.
Every once in awhile a story pops up to remind us that there are sociopaths everywhere.
Bear witness to the deranged mind of a 18-year-old in Lodi who combined cooking and pets, but not in the cute "I'm baking cookies that look like my cat" sorta way. More in the "I'm baking my cat" sorta way.
Update: Rudy Litto appeared before a judge this morning and pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, felonious assault and vandalism. His bond was set at $250,000 according to 19 Action News.
It looks like a case of a bad roommate that came to a tragic end. 69-year-old Daniel Brown checked into St. Vincent Charity Medical Center for complications from a stroke. He was placed in a room with an ex-con who later attacked the partially-paralyzed Brown in early November.
The victim died Wednesday morning, according to 19ActionNews.
The police have arrested the roommate, Rudy Litto. Litto has long record that includes drugs and violent crimes.
One of the nastiest bits of Cleveland crime to come across the police blotter recently was William Van Dyke, the 23-year-old d-bag who swiped copper vases from graves in a Cleveland cemetery. He was due in court today to get a dose of just deserts, but the hearing has been pushed back. He’s sick. Or something.
Well that wasn’t too bad, was it, Northeast Ohio? Now that we’ve totally kicked the Great Recession’s ass, it’s time to compete for who has the bragging rights to best recovery. You’ll be happy to know, Cleveland is in the top 10 for bounce-back, according to the bow-tied and bespectacled Brookings Institute and London School of Economics.
The Cleveland Browns don't have cheerleaders. But they did once.
The Plain Dealer has an excellent little piece detailing the one year that the storied franchise had cheerleaders on the sidelines.
"We had them one year. They looked crazy. It was ridiculous," Pat Modell, wife of the former Browns owner, said recently. "It was so cold in Cleveland that it almost looked like they were wearing wooly pajamas."
Other fun facts: They weren't allowed to cheer. (No, really — no cheering.) And they couldn't wear coats unless they all matched, but the Browns wouldn't buy coats for them, so some of the women quit because it got too freaking cold.
Read the whole thing. It's well worth your time.