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A friend of mine has damaging information for his business

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A friend of mine has damaging information for his business on the internet. He has tried
to get it removed but this does not seem possible. He also has tried to have the page pushed down in google which also does not work.
If he hires a hacker to remove the page and keep it removed:
1. Is that illegal?
2. If so, is it a felony or a minor violation?
3. What is the penalty? Fine/ etc.

Thank you for your assistance.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 5 years ago.

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1. Yes, it is illegal.

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2. It is a felony.

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3. Any penalty would depend upon a variety of factors which simply cannot be predicted at this time.

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is it possible to go to jail?

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Yes, it is.

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