Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Astros and St. Louis Cardinals hacking case has reached a conclusion in Houston area courtroom as Christopher Correa the former Cardinals staffer accused and found guilty of hacking into the Astros computer system was sentenced on Monday.
Correa, the former director of baseball development, was caught getting information on Astros scouted players after using passwords from former Cardinals staff member and current Astros GM Jeff Luhnow. The 46-month sentence is less than the maximum penalty of five years, but still considerable time for Correa.
Correa will have to report to authorities in two to six weeks. Correa will also pay more than $279,000 in restitution.