The man who stole and leaked former President Donald Trump and thousands of other’s tax records has been sentenced to five years in prison.

In October, Charles Littlejohn, 38, pleaded guilty to one count of unauthorized disclosures of income tax returns. According to his plea agreement, he stole Trump’s tax returns along with the tax data of “thousands of the nation’s wealthiest people,” while working for a consulting firm with contracts with the Internal Revenue Service.

Littlejohn leaked the information to two news outlets and deleted the documents from his IRS-assigned laptop before returning it and covered the rest of his digital tracks by deleting places where he initially stored the information.

Judge Ana Reyes highlighted the gravity of the crime, saying multiple times that it amounted to an attack against the US and its legal foundation.

  • Flying Squid
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    That’s a longer sentence than many of the January 6th traitors.

    • @LEDZeppelin
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      This. Jan 6 traitors are getting slap on their wrists and pat on their backs

      • Snot Flickerman
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        All Cops are Bastards, All Judges are Bastards, All Prosecutors are Bastards.

        The entire fucking “justice” system is tilted towards forgiving and enabling right-wing violence while labeling left-wing protest as “terrorism” that justifies lethal force.

        • Deceptichum
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          I always call it a legal system, because theres sure as hell no justice in it.

          • magnetosphere
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            Ooh, that’s good. I’ll update my vocabulary, the way I did when I started referring to people as “pro birth”, because they certainly don’t deserve to be called “pro life”.

        • @[email protected]
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          The entire system is tilted and reforms are needed.

          Do you anticipate broad generalizations to overlook individual nuances & undermine constructive discussion?

          Or is it important to cast blame upon each and every member of a broken system, regardless of whether they may personally be activists for our cause?

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          Snot Flickerman

          All Cops are Bastards, All Judges are Bastards, All Prosecutors are Bastards.

          The entire fucking “justice” system is tilted towards forgiving and enabling right-wing violence while labeling left-wing protest as “terrorism” that justifies lethal force.

          Sweet Jesus the amount of extremist propaganda that’s gets peddled these days is mind boggling. To think people like this think they’re better than the people brainwashed by Fox and friends…

          Then again… We’re on Lemmy lmfao.

          • @MutilationWave
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            You think every cop, judge, and prosector ain’t corrupt?

            • BlanketsWithSmallpox
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              Reads like satire, probably as serious as the Herman Cain award lmfao.

              The cognitive dissonance of your average Lemming is staggering.

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      Adding to this. The judge said “It engenders the same fear that January 6 does.” So if this crime is just as bad Jan 6, shouldn’t he be getting the same punishment as other Jan 6 traitors. Like you said, a shorter sentence. Not saying I agree with the judge but pick a side.

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        To a rich person, losing some (not even all) of their money is the most terrifying thing imaginable.

      • Flying Squid
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        Oh I know. Littlejohn committed the real type of crime- financial.

        • Omega
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          Financial crime against the rich, specifically.

          • @Malfeasant
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            What other kind is there? Stealing from the poor isn’t crime, it’s just business.

        • Tarquinn2049
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          Judge: I asked my caddie’s chauffeur what a bank was, and he said it was a place poor people store money that isn’t properly invested. Therefor, robbing a bank is tantamount to that most heinous of crimes; theft of money!

      • Xhieron
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        Don’t catch you slippin’ now