NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Federal prosecutors said a former Hoboken municipal employee has admitted breaking into Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s email account and forwarding some of the messages to other city officials.
Patrick Ricciardi pleaded guilty Wednesday to a complaint charging him with accessing a computer without authorization, intercepting wire and electronic communications and disclosing the intercepted communications.
The 46-year-old Hoboken resident faces up to 15 years in prison when he’s sentenced July 1. A veteran city employee, Ricciardi served as chief information technology officer for the mayor’s office.
Prosecutors said Ricciardi created an archive file where he re-routed emails that had arrived in Zimmer’s account. He forwarded some of the emails to other current and former city officials.
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