The woman accused of hacking into email accounts belonging to Selena Gomez pleaded not guilty on Monday.
As The Blast first reported, Susan Atrach was accused of accessing the email accounts of Gomez and an associate on multiple occasions from “June 2015 through February 2016. She then allegedly obtained stored media that she posted online and shared with other people.”
The Los Angeles County District Attorney charged Atrach with five felony counts of identity theft, five felony counts of accessing and using computer data to commit fraud or to control or obtain money, property or data, and one felony count of accessing and using computer data or taking supporting documentation without permission.
Atrach was in court on Monday, where she plead not guilty. She is staring down the barrel of a hefty sentence if convicted. The maximum penalty could land her in state prison for nearly a decade.
The next hearing on the matter will be in October.