Former Cardinals Scouting Director Chris Correa Indicted, Pleads Guilty


The charges stem from the hacking scandal involving the Houston Astros.

Chris Correa, former scouting director for the St. Louis Cardinals, has pleaded guilty to five of the 12 charges brought against him in connection with the hacking scandal that surfaced last summer. The maximum penalty associated with each of the charges is five years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and restitution, according to the Houston Chronicle.  The information Correa hacked into was valued by federal attorneys to be worth $1.7 million.

Correa joined the Cardinals organization in 2009, working under then-scouting director Jeff Luhnow. Luhnow became general manager of the Houston Astros in 2011. Correa became Cardinals Director of Scouting in 2014, and was fired in July due to the scandal. In front of Judge Lynn Hughes he accepted responsibility for his mistakes, saying that he was “stupid”.

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Correa’s sentencing is scheduled for April 11, the date of the Cardinals’ home opener. Major League Baseball will comment later today.