Computer Expert Convicted in Pope Theft Case

Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images(VATICAN CITY) -- The Vatican court has found a second person guilty in connection with the theft and leaking of secret papal documents.

The Vatican court has convicted a computer expert in connection with the theft and leaking of confidential papal documents by Pope Benedict's butler.  

The scandal, which became known as Vatileaks, exposed infighting within the Vatican hierarchy. The butler, who admitted betraying the trust of the Pope, said he was acting in the interests of the church received an 18 month prison sentence.

The computer expert, who changed his version of events several times, was given a suspended sentence of two months for obstruction of justice.

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