Be the most informed person in the room with Newsy's free e-newsletter

View our privacy policy: http://www.newsy.com/privacy/
Getty Images / Dilip Vishwanat

Ex-St. Louis Cardinals Exec Gets 46-Month Sentence For Hacking Astros

Former St. Louis Cardinals scouting director Christopher Correa was sentenced to 46 months in prison for accessing data from the Houston Astros.

By Matt Moreno, Grant Suneson | July 18, 2016

A former St. Louis Cardinals executive has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for hacking the Houston Astros.

SEE MORE: FBI Reportedly Investigating St. Louis Cardinals For Hacking

After several sentencing delays, a judge gave Christopher Correa a 46-month sentence.

Article Continues Below

Correa, the former scouting director for the Cardinals, apparently gained access to at least one email account of an Astros staffer as well as the team's Ground Control system — the organization's database for evaluating prospective players. 

Prosecutors believe Correa did this by using the password of current Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, who worked for the Cardinals from 2003 to 2011.

SEE MORE: Cardinals Hack: A Lucky Password Guess Or A Criminal Attack?

In January, Correa pleaded guilty to five counts of unauthorized access of a protected computer in 2013 and 2014. He faced up to a maximum of five years in prison and a max fine of $250,000.

It's unclear exactly what this sentencing means for the Cardinals organization. 

MLB elected not to hand down any punishment prior to the 2016 draft. Instead, the league has been waiting for sentencing, which had already been delayed several times.

This video includes images from Getty Images and clips from KTRKKSDKThe Fresno Bee and Fox Sports. Music provided courtesy of APM Music.

Want to see more stories like this?
Like Newsy on Facebook for More MLB/Baseball Coverage