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Former Michigan 'Jeopardy!' champ is arraigned on computer crime charges

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Castleberry said the investigation revealed that Jass had hacked into the emails of a couple of people and had access to them for up to four days.

When the trial starts in 2018, up to six people could testify for the prosecution against Jass, including the expert from the MSP crime lab and a detective along with three or four Adrian College personnel who were hacked.

Adrian College has referred to Jass as a former faculty member and former history professor.

According to a statement released by the school: "Adrian College wants to thank the Michigan State Police and Lenawee County Prosecutors office for their thorough investigation and for ultimately bringing charges in this crime. Privacy rights are a fundamental principle of our American democracy, and Adrian College stands with those who protect these rights.''

The school said it would have no further comment.


Jass, a Western Michigan grad, rose to fame after appearing more than 10 times on "Jeopardy!" She competed in the Tournament of Champions and Battle of the Decades Tournament. She went on a seven-game win streak in October 2012 and previously had the record for most wins by a woman on the show. The Milan resident took in about $166,000, according to reports.

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