By Amber Bass
Tuesday, September 17th 2013, a somber Slack stood before the Federal Court System and pled guilty to illegal wire tapping. The keystroke logger installed repeatedly on a computer belonging to the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, recorded not only the conversations, passwords and usernames of the intended target, but all information transmitted. “I installed the device to record certain information but it recorded everything” admitted Slack. This testimony was given to the judge before a $10,000 bond was set and the case continued for December 19, 2013 at 1:30pm. “It’s a shame that Clay County’s chief law enforcement officer chose to illegally tap a government computer,” said U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin. “Our elected officials and law enforcement officers have to respect the law like everyone else. If they don’t, there are consequences.”
Slack is facing up to 5 years in prison, will no longer be able to own a firearm and can never again run for an elected office.