Jail time for data thief

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge in Houston has sentenced the former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals to nearly four years in prison for hacking the Astros’ player personnel database and email system.

Christopher Correa had pleaded guilty in January to five counts of unauthorized access of a protected computer from 2013 to at least 2014, the same year he was promoted to director of baseball development in St. Louis.

He had faced up to five years in prison on each count.

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