Weekly news briefs: Nov. 23


Auditing firm hired after data breach

Ernst & Young was hired to examine Georgia secretary of state office in light of a lawsuit that brought to light how Georgia voters personal information fell into the hands of political parties and news media companies, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Six million voters were affected and their released information included Social Security numbers. Secretary of State Brian Kemp said the 12 disc that had the information are recovered or destroyed.



Jared Fogel gets 15 years in prison

Ex Subway spokesperson Jared Fogel, 38, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for having sex with girls ages 16 and 17, according to CNN Money. Fogel will be able to get parole in 2029, and he said he will pay the 14 victims a total of $1.4 million in restitution. For his crime, the maximum amount of prison time is 50 years. Fogel’s attorneys said since he didn’t have sex with younger kids, then he shouldn’t receive maximum sentencing.



Malian hotel shooting kills more than 20 people

During a shooting in a Malian hotel, the gunmen killed at least 22 people on Nov. 20, according to CNN. The hotel, called the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, had approximately 140 guests and 30 employees when the attack began. Mali is on a 10-day state of emergency and are in a three day mourning. There is believed to be two or three gunmen in the shooting.