Man accused of hacking into celebs’ emails, stealing scripts

NEW YORK (AP) – Federal prosecutors in New York say a Bahamian man hacked into the email accounts of celebrities to steal unreleased movie and TV scripts and sex tapes.

Alonzo Knowles, of Freeport, Bahamas, was ordered held without bail Tuesday by a federal judge in Manhattan.

Knowles faces charges of identity theft and copyright infringement. It’s not immediately clear whether he has a lawyer who can comment on his behalf.

A complaint says Knowles got scripts and “private, sexually explicit photographs and videos” from “numerous individuals in the entertainment, sports and media industries.” No victims, shows or movies were identified.

Authorities say the investigation began with a tip from a radio host. They say Knowles sold copies of 15 scripts to an undercover agent for $80,000.

Knowles also is called Jeff Moxey.


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