Man charged with hacking celebrities' emails, stealing scripts and sex tapes

NEW YORK -- Federal prosecutors in New York City say a man from the Bahamas hacked into celebrities' email accounts to steal unreleased movie and TV scripts and sex tapes and peddled some of the scripts.

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Alonzo Knowles, of Freeport, awaited a court appearance Tuesday on criminal copyright infringement and identity theft charges. It's not immediately clear whether he has a lawyer who can comment on the charges.

A court 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 are identified.

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

Knowles is also called Jeff Moxey.


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