Melissa Meister Quoted by Law 360 On Paige Thompson Avoiding Prison Sentence

Melissa Meister was quoted by Law 360 in an October 5, 2022 article about Capital One hacker Paige Thompson receiving probation for the 2019 data breach and not the seven-year prison sentence recommended by federal prosecutors.

“Although we disagree that Paige committed the crimes with which She was charged, we are pleased with the sentence of probation and no further prison time, especially in light of the prosecutors seeking a 7 years in prison,” said Meister.

U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik sentenced Thompson to five-years of probation with three years of home detention for violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and time served for one count of wire fraud.

Waymaker lawyers Meister, Brian Klein, and Emily Stierwalt acted as co-counsel with the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Seattle.

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