IT Pro Gets Jail Time for Hacking Ex Employer’s Systems

A former network engineer for oil and gas company EnerVest has been sentenced to four years in federal prison after pleading guilty in January to sabotaging the company’s systems badly enough to disrupt its business operations for a month.

Ricky Joe Mitchell of Charleston, West Virginia, must also pay $428,000 in restitution and a $100,000 fine, according to an announcement this week from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin’s office.

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