Accused Scarlett Johansson hacker claims innocence

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A Florida man pleaded innocent Tuesday to hacking into the email accounts of Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, Christina Aguilera and dozens of other celebrities to steal photos, emails and other documents. Christopher Chaney, 35, of Jacksonville was arrested last month following an 11-month police investigation dubbed “Operation Hackerazzi.” U.S. Magistrate Judge Patrick Walsh allowed Chaney to remain free, but upped his bail from $10,000 to $110,000, and ordered him to wear an electronic monitoring device upon his return to Florida. Chaney was charged in a 26-count indictment with accessing and damaging protected computers without authorization, wiretapping and aggravated identity theft. He faces up to 121 years in prison. A trial has been scheduled for Dec. 27.
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