Northern Ky man headed to prison for hacking

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COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A northern Kentucky man is headed to federal prison for four months for hacking into people's accounts on the social networking site and changing posts that put forth conservative views.

Attorneys for 38-year-old Michael Pullen of Dry Ridge say the changes were merely a prank. Lawyer Dennis C. Alerding told The Kentucky Enquirer the case is "an enormous waste of taxpayer money."

Prosecutors and a federal judge disagreed, however.

Prosecutors say what Pullen did amounted to cyberbullying.

U.S. District Judge David Bunning sentenced Pullen five months in prison and ordered him to pay $21,000 in restitution to the Internet company.

Pullen is scheduled to report to the federal prison camp in Ashland by Oct. 21.

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