Creative defense doesn’t save Louisiana man who tried to hack IRS for Trump’s tax files

Creative defense doesn’t save Louisiana man who tried to hack IRS for Trump’s tax files

[Ed. – Nice try, bozos.]

A Louisiana private investigator pleaded guilty on Monday to misusing Donald Trump’s Social Security number in repeated attempts to access the president’s federal tax information before his election last year.

Jordan Hamlett, 32, faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine following his guilty plea in federal court. …

“The defendant made six separate attempts to obtain the federal tax information from IRS servers, but he was unsuccessful,” says [a court] document. It doesn’t specify how much of Trump’s tax information could have been retrieved with the online tool. …

[Defense attorney] Fiser said Hamlett liked to test security systems for weaknesses in his spare time and would notify system administrators if he found a system vulnerable to a security breach.

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