By Savannah Smith  |  08-17-2018   News
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A Connecticut man who hacked into more than 250 iCloud accounts of Hollywood celebrities is pleading with the court for leniency as he faces sentencing.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A Connecticut man is asking for leniency as he awaits sentencing for hacking into more than 250 iCloud accounts of Hollywood stars <a href="https://t.co/b91eld5a37">https://t.co/b91eld5a37</a></p>&mdash; Bloomberg (@business) <a href="https://twitter.com/business/status/1030479192666906625?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 17, 2018</a></blockquote>

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George Garofano, who hails from North Branford, was one of the four men arrested in the 2014 jacking scandal that saw private photos of such stars as Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Upton and others being made public.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">iCloud hacker releases fourth wave of celebrity nudes <a href="http://t.co/3D5RX8AVFG">http://t.co/3D5RX8AVFG</a></p>&mdash; Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) <a href="https://twitter.com/MailOnline/status/518759379651538944?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Garofano filed court documents requesting for no more than five months in prison followed by five months of home confinement. His wish translates to less than the 10 to 16 months in prison he faces under his felony guilty plea entered in April this year.

In his request, the hacker reasons that he faces a lifetime loss of rights because of the felony conviction. He also said he “already suffered” punishment since his arrest.

Garofano’s sentencing is scheduled for August 29 in federal court in Bridgeport.

Many social media users minced no words in letting the world know they don’t sympathize with Garofano and his call for leniency.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">George Garofano, one of the men busted in the cyber-hacking scandal that left naked photos of celebrities like JENNIFER LAWRENCE &amp; KATE UPTON circulating on the Web, is now BEGGING for leniency - He should have thought about &quot;leniency&quot; BEFORE his low-life committed act</p>&mdash; charles benjamin (@chaleeboh3131) <a href="https://twitter.com/chaleeboh3131/status/1030427821791961089?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 17, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">He should have thought about that BEFORE he committed the crime! Love when people ask for leniency AFTER they get caught! Here’s a thought - don’t do something ILLEGAL! Idiots!</p>&mdash; CanadianGuy2018 (@CanadianGuy2018) <a href="https://twitter.com/CanadianGuy2018/status/1030481378419171329?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 17, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Nope…your actions have consequences</p>&mdash; ❌ Daniel Cortez ❌🇺🇸 (@DanielC47441779) <a href="https://twitter.com/DanielC47441779/status/1030481832259805185?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 17, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-17/hacker-of-celebrity-photos-asking-for-leniency

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Gina No. 34186 1534525982

I think he shouldn't' be charged with anything. Typical double standard. While Hollywood rapes and eats our children, let's arrest a man who hacked their computers. Maybe he should have retrieved better info he could use

em No. 34189 1534528199

no way !

Anonymous No. 34191 1534529727

Good for you Gina!

Gina's new friend No. 34188 1534675898
He should be fined a $1 and taken to lunch by the judge.
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