Two former Haverford College students who were facing possible prison time for attempting to access President Donald Trump’s tax returns have received probation instead, writes Jim Melwert for the kyw newsradio.
In addition to two years probation each, Justin Hiemstra from Minnesota and Andrew Harris of Philadelphia also got 200 hours of community service.
The pair used a school computer to access the Free Application for Federal Student Aid using somebody else’s login without permission.
They then posed as a Trump family member and were able to reset the password by correctly answering the security question.
They the used the information to log in to an existing account and attempted to import Trump’s federal tax information into an application by using his date of birth and Social Security number.
However this failed, leaving the students facing federal charges and getting kicked out of school.
According to Harris’ lawyer, William Brennan, Harris is very sorry for his actions.
“He apologized publicly to the president and to his family and at no time did he mean any harm to President Trump or any of the Trump family,” he said.
Read more about the court’s decision at the kyw newsradio by clicking here.