The hacker who broke into former President George W. Bush’s email and released pictures of his paintings was charged by federal officials with a slew of crimes on Thursday.
The hacking charges against 42-year-old taxi driver Marcel Lazar, known by the online alias “Guccifer,” come a week after a Romanian court sentenced him to four years in jail.
In 2013, he rose to fame by releasing images of paintings that Bush had made, including self-portraits in the bathtub and in the shower. After his fondness for painting was exposed, the former president this year held a formal art exhibit at his presidential library in Dallas.
In addition to the Bush paintings, Lazar also unearthed emails that seemed to show Powell having an affair with a Russian diplomat, Corina Cretu. Powell denied that the emails showed a romantic relationship and said the two were merely friends.
Lazar was arrested in Bucharest, Romania, in January.