He looks like a snot-nosed, unrepentant child of privilege to me. I hope they throw the book at him.
David Kernell's lawyer said his actions amounted to a college prank
BBC News - Student convicted of hacking Sarah Palin e-mail account
A jury in Tennessee has convicted a former student of hacking the e-mail account of US politician Sarah Palin.
David Kernell, 22, was found guilty of obstructing justice and unauthorised access to a computer.
The son of a Democratic lawmaker, he faces up to 20 years in prison for the first charge and one year for the charge of hacking.
He broke into Ms Palin's e-mail account during her 2008 Republican campaign for the vice-presidency of the US.
Kernell was cleared of a charge of wire fraud.