This punishment may seem a little harsh


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Christopher Correa, a former scouting director for the St. Louis Cardinals has been sentenced to 46 months of jail time for hacking the Houston Astros’ player personnel database. He pleaded guilty in January to five counts of unauthorized access of a protected computer, and in addition to jail time, he has been ordered to pay $279,038 in restitution.

That seems to be a rather harsh punishment. I've seen a number of American Greed episodes in which big-time con artists who are involved in such things as bilking and defrauding people out of thousands (or even millions) of dollars aren't sentenced to much more than that. And many of us have heard of high-level people and politicians who are "above the law" and pay no penalty whatsoever.