A former staffer for Sheila Jackson Lee pleaded guilty on Friday to doxing Republic senators and threatening a senate staffer to post their private information.
The Washington Post reports that Jackson Cosko pleaded guilty to “two counts of making public restricted personal information and one count each of computer fraud, witness tampering and obstruction of justice.” Cosko admitted to his crimes as part of a plea deal he reached with prosecutors a week earlier.
Cosko admitted in his plea agreement to posting private information of Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Mike Lee (R-UT), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
The 27-year-old faces only 46 to 57 months in prison, instead of the 20
The Washington Post reports Cosko has already served four months in jail.
In a statement to the Post, Jackson
“Mr. Cosko takes full responsibility for his actions and is sincerely remorseful. Sadly, Mr. Cosko’s ongoing struggle with drugs contributed to a regrettable course of conduct. He is committed to rehabilitating his life, his reputation, and addressing his addiction,” Stolarz said.
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