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On July, 2016, Chris Correa, the former Scouting Director of the St. Louis Cardinals, was sentenced to 46-months in prison, and fined approximately $300,000.00, for hacking the Houston Astro’s database in 2013-2014. He pled guilty to “five criminal counts for unlawfully accessing the computers and emails of Houston Astros employees to obtain scouting and draft information.” Correa was charged with Unauthorized Access of a Protected Computer, under Title 18 and U.S.C. §§ 1030(a)(2)(c)&(c)(2)(B)(iii). He was immediately terminated upon the discovery of the breach. Correa’s actions shook Major League Baseball, challenging not only his own organization’s integrity, but also the League’s. Correa introduced a new form of unlawful conduct and concern into the management of professional sports, and specifically the MLB.

This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on February 20, 2017. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.

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