Al-Jazeera hacker sentenced

Friday, 14 November 2003, 11:44 AM EST

At a sentencing hearing Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Howard Matz told Web designer John William Racine II: "I don't think of you as an evil person...but this was a crime. It wasn't just a childish prank."

Matz sentenced Racine, 24, to 1,000 hours of community service and a $2,000 fine. Racine, also known as John Buffo, vowed to the judge that he would never do such a thing again.

Prosecutors said the Qatar-based Arabic television broadcaster did not respond to U.S. government inquiries about whether the hacking caused it any financial losses.

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