Sentencing Set For Governor's Hacked Email Case

Jun 18, 2014

Sentencing has been scheduled in a case involving a Gov. Susana Martinez's former campaign manager who pleaded guilty to stealing her email.

Jamie Estrada is slated to go before a federal judge in Albuquerque on Sept. 15.

The 41-year-old pleaded guilty this week to one count of unlawful interception of electronic communication and one count of lying to FBI agents as part of a plea deal.

Prosecutors alleged that Estrada used password and username information to change the computer account for the governor's 2010 campaign organization after Martinez took office as governor.

Estrada briefly served as campaign manager in 2009 as Martinez, a Republican, was starting her bid for New Mexico governor. An FBI affidavit in the case says he was fired.

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