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Ex-RAF Private Who Hacked Payroll Gets 2.5 Years

Law360, London (March 15, 2019, 9:23 PM GMT) -- A London judge on Friday sentenced a former Royal Air Force private to 30 months in prison for hacking into the Ministry of Defence's payroll system, stealing more than £108,000 and then laundering the cash through others, saying the man "abused the considerable position of trust" given to him.

Judge Martin Beddoe said defendant Jamal Hendricks — who admitted to two counts of fraud by abuse of position — pulled off the payroll theft by taking advantage of his military role.

"Yours was obviously a very serious abuse of the considerable position of trust you were in and it was a...

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