Florida Man Charged in Hollywood Hacking Case Ordered to Los Angeles
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Florida man charged with hacking into email accounts of celebrities including actress Scarlett Johansson has been ordered to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom Nov. 1.
A federal magistrate judge in Jacksonville, Fla., issued the order at a hearing Friday for 35-year-old Christopher Chaney. Chaney faces a 26-count indictment in California including charges of identity theft, unauthorized computer access and wiretapping.
Chaney has not yet entered a plea but said in a television interview that he hacked into celebrities' accounts. Authorities say there were more than 50 victims, including actresses Mila Kunis and Renee Olstead and singer Christina Aguilera.
Chaney is free on $10,000 bail. He has been ordered to stay away from computers and the Internet. Chaney also must live with his parents until the case is resolved.