Hacker Sentenced to 30 Months for SIM Swapping Conspiracy Resulting in Theft of Nearly $1 Million in Cryptocurrency
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Last week, Chauncey Hollingberry, 35, of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced by United States District Judge Michael T. Liburdi to 60 months of probation. Hollingberry previously pleaded guilty to one count of Cyberstalking and, at the time of sentencing, had already served 26 months of pretrial detention.
For approximately two months in 2020, Hollingberry posted a series of videos and livestreams to his YouTube channel disclosing personal information about the victim and encouraging his followers to assist him in harassing the victim. He also sent false and misleading emails about the victim to the victim’s employer, colleagues, and members of the media.
During his period of probation, Hollingberry is prohibited from contacting the victim. In addition, his internet usage will be restricted, and will be monitored by the probation officer.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christine D. Keller and Glenn B. McCormick, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.
CASE NUMBER: CR-20-00673-PHX-MTL
RELEASE NUMBER: 2022-144_Hollingberry
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