Haslet, TX asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas

Q: I’m writing a book about a hacker exposing a corrupt corporation. Can the hacked info be used to prosecute?

I want to know if someone can be arrested, tried and convicted based on information leaked from a third party? I’m doing some research for a book I want to write that revolves around hacking a corrupt corporation and have the information leaked. It wouldn’t be government related so there wouldn’t be any classified information. The leaked information would be the evidence, but if it was obtained by a hacker, could it be used in court? Im trying to figure out a way to have a group of people arrested based on information that was stolen. What if they don’t know who leaked the information? I’m thinking the evidence will revolve around uncovering international drug smuggling, arms dealing, tax fraud, and human trafficking. Side question, what would happen if they found evidence of governmental staff accepting bribes?

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John Cucci Jr.
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A: No matter how you expose criminal activity, there will be consequences.

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