Remember this guy?
Jackson Cosko was the staffer from Rep Sheila Jackson Lee's office (D-TX) who purportedly doxed GOP lawmakers and their family members during the Kavanaugh hearings.
Well, now he's going away to prison for four years because he doxxed a group of conservative lawmakers - endangering the lives of the innocent family members, including children, connected to the victimized politicians.
A former Democratic congressional staffer was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison for posting the home addresses and phone numbers of five US senators online, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham and Rand Paul.
Jackson Cosko, 27, hacked into Senate computers and doxxed the lawmakers out of anger over their roles in US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, according to court documents.
The former systems administrator in New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan’s office admitted that after being fired in May 2018 he began to repeatedly sneak back in to steal information from Senate systems.
During these break-ins, Cosko copied dozens of gigabytes of data, including the contact info for many sitting senators, court documents show.
After growing angry over the GOP’s handling of the nomination process he posted the personal info of Graham (R-SC), Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and now-former Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch on Wikipedia. He then released the info about Kentucky Sens. McConnell and Paul.
Cosko pleaded guilty to five felonies in April, including making public restricted personal information, computer fraud, witness tampering and obstruction of justice.
US District Court Judge Thomas Hogan said the sentence is intended to signal that politically driven criminal harassment will be punished severely.