Scholar gets jail time over Dead Sea Scrolls

He pursued online put-down campaign

Posted: July 15, 2014 at 3:35 a.m.

NEW YORK -- A man convicted of using digital-age tools to impersonate and to malign his father's academic rivals on the subject of the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls was sentenced Monday to two months in jail after the state's highest court tossed out some of his convictions -- and with them a widely used harassment law.

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