Spousal E-mail Hacking
Leon Walker, a husband who suspected that his wife was having an affair, was busted after he hacked into her Gmail e-mail account. Sadly for Mr. Walker, his wife was indeed having an affair, but his outlook rapidly worsened.
It turned out that Walker's wife was carrying on behind the scenes with her former second husband, a man who was charged previously with beating her in view of her son who was the product of her first marriage. Walker, trying to act in the interest of the boy, shared his evidence with the boy's father who went to authorities seeking custody of the child. During that court proceeding, the illicitly obtained e-mails were disclosed, prompting Walker's wife to press charges.
Walker was charged under state laws criminalizing identity theft and unauthorized computer access. At the time of this writing, his case does not appear to have been resolved, but reports indicate that he faces up to five years in jail for his deed.
Incidentally, a report about Walker in the UK Telegraph says that almost one-half of U.S. divorce cases stem from electronic privacy issues.