Guilty plea in passport snooping

September 23, 2008 7:17:38 AM PDT
The worker, Lawrence C. Yontz, of Arlington, Virginia, has pleaded guilty to illegally looking at the passport information of nearly 200 celebrities, athletes, actors and politicians over a three-year period. He has been charged with unauthorized computer access, which is a misdemeanor. If convicted, he could get as much as much as a year in prison and $100,000 in fines. Several State Department contract workers have been fired since it became known that the passport records of presidential candidates had been breached.