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First off, when does the statute of limitations begin? From the time I found out about the email hacking? The president's first email to me was in July 2010. So in the state of PA, the statute would run out in July 2011? Yes, No? I had tried for at least 6 months to prosecute and then gave up but still feel that what he/they did to me was horrible.
I do believe we suffered financial harm, possibly $7000-$10,000. We were involved in a lawsuit against the condo association for lost rental income and ended up not receiving fair settlement from the condo association. All of our confidential legal information and our every move with our attorney was done via email. The President and estranged friend had access to that since they were in my email account. They knew what our lawyers defense was by reading our client attorney priviledged information and they were the defendent in the case, we were the plaintiff.
Is there a longer statute if filing federally and can you be awarded damages?
You have only mentioned invasion of privacy statute.
Is there a different statute of limitations for the other things such as wire tapping and computer cyber crime? I believe the President was getting emails from the estranged friends across state lines which I believe makes it federal. I think I read for Federal Cyber Crimes, some of the statutes run 3 to 5 years depending upon if it is grade I to grade 3 or they are lettered, A,B,C,D. but cannot remember the details. Can you explain that to me.
So are you telling me there is nothing that I can do at this point in time?
I tried for almost a year straight to prosecute but never went to an attorney because I was tight on cash from going through a divorce. This incident recently came up in conversation again and brought the forefront and I thought I could still do something about it. It is a shame we have laws and one cannot prosecute to have the state and federal government enforce those laws. It's not like I didn't try. I also looked up my Cyber Crimes complaint case on the gov't IC3 site and it does exist and was filed in Aug. 2010.
If I were to go to an attorney for an opinion, what type should I search for?
He lives in the state of CT.
Does fraud have a longer statute?