Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’ Israeli Hacker Has Been Indicted
Justice has been served! Straight after her shocking fall at the 2015 BRIT Awards, Madonna can now rest easy. The Israeli hacker who released her Rebel Heart demos prior to the album’s set date in March has now been indicted.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Adi Lederman (who was arrested back in January after a month-long investigation) has been officially charged with four counts: computer trespassing, prohibited secret monitoring and additional computer trespassing, copyright Infringement and obstructing investigation.
THR also states the indictment papers reveal “copies of song files, among them rehearsal audio for Madonna’s 2015 Grammy performance, were sold for ‘tens of dollars to a thousand dollars and more’ to various clients, including those identified in the papers as ‘Craig Lunti’ and ‘Tom Hann.’
There is no set court date, but the state attorney’s office will be detaining the hacker since they believe Lederman may endanger public safety if released. If the defendant is found guilty, he will be looking at up to five years in jail.
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