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Here is a great article illustrating my point (but with whale sushi, not the CFAA):


That is a good article.

Ironically I've eaten at that restaurant. It was quite good before it was shut down. (No, I never had the whale sushi.)

It bugged me that I didn't have a better answer, so I tracked down the applicable 2012 sentencing guidelines:


... and in the interpretation most generous to the DoJ I came up with a sentencing grade of 27, which works out to 7 years for a first-time offender.

I think if you read through the guidelines (they're interesting!) you'll see right away that there was no way he could have gotten 35 years. I stand by "the DOJ lied about the sentence in the press release".

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