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Judge defers sentence for man behind ‘email bomb’ attack on HPD’s network

Christian Grado
Christian Grado(Hawaii News Now)
Published: May. 12, 2022 at 4:33 PM HST|Updated: May. 12, 2022 at 6:01 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The man accused of orchestrating email attacks on the Honolulu Police Department’s computers in 2020 got his sentence deferred after pleading no contest to charges.

Authorities said 31-year-old Christian Grado allegedly sent thousands of emails to a server that police used to help report and enforce COVID lockdown orders.Officials called the attack an “email bomb.”

Grado pleaded no contest back in February.

On Thursday, a judge accepted the plea and deferred his sentence for four years while Grado served out a type of probation.

During that time, he’ll have to report to a probation officer and won’t be able to leave the island without permission.

Grado had previously been arrested for illegally carrying ammunition during a protest.

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