Wednesday June 22, 2016

How 'Deleted' Yahoo Emails Led to a 20-Year Drug Trafficking Conviction

According to this report, a man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for drug trafficking after Yahoo handed over 6 months worth of erased communications to authorities. Wait....what kind of drug kingpin uses Yahoo mail?

Knaggs didn't use the email account himself, but when Yahoo provided copies of the inbox contents to the authorities, he was convicted and sentenced to another 20 years in prison. The emails certainly aren't the only pieces of evidence used to bust Knaggs (the plot was foiled after officers found a piece of paper with transfer routes and other details during a cell search), but it's one that the defense is scrutinizing.