Oct 2, 2019

TalkTalk hacker Elliott Gunton: Parents acted out of 'misguided loyalty'

The parents of a teenage hacker acted with a "Misguided sense of loyalty" by helping him transfer ill-gotten cryptocurrency, a judge has said. At Norwich Crown Court, Carlie and Jason Gunton admitted transferring their son Elliott's criminal property. Jason Gunton, 45, received a five-month jail sentence and Carlie Gunton three months, both suspended for a year. Judge Stephen Holt said he accepted the Guntons had not been motivated by personal gain. Ms Gunton, 44, of Mounteney Close, pleaded guilty on Monday to transferring criminal property, while Jason Gunton, of Sunderland Close, had pleaded guilty to the same charge at an earlier hearing, along with perverting the course of justice.

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