Ex-W.Va. sheriff gets probation for wiretapping



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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A former West Virginia sheriff has been sentenced to probation for hacking his now ex-wife's work computer.

Miles Slack pleaded guilty to a federal wiretapping charge. He had faced up to five years in prison but got the probation sentence Thursday as well as a $1,000 fine.

Federal prosecutors say Slack secretly installed a keystroke logger on a computer in the Clay County magistrate court in April where his wife worked. They were married at the time.

Slack admitted he intended to monitor her activity.

Lisa Slack gave an emotional plea for probation before her ex-husband was sentenced.

Miles Slack resigned in September and federal prosecutors sought a lighter, unspecified sentence than the five years.

Miles and Lisa Slack exchanged a long hug after the hearing.

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