New Developments: “Ex-Western Asset employee pleads guilty to computer intrusion”

Nate Raymond writes for REUTERS:

“An ex-employee of Western Asset Management Co pleaded guilty on Friday to repeatedly accessing his former supervisor’s email account after leaving the financial firm, conduct his lawyer said stemmed from a concern he was being criticized.

Kristopher Rocchio, who after leaving the company became a vice president at investment manager Neuberger Berman, pleaded guilty in federal court in Manhattan to a misdemeanor charge of unauthorized computer intrusion, according to court records.

In a statement Rocchio read in court, the Staten Island resident said from sometime in 2012 to February 2015, he used log-in information his former supervisor provided him while he worked at Western Asset Management to illegally read his emails.” Read more…