Marcel Lazar Lehel aka. Guccifer, the Romanian hacker who broke into the personal email server of the US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, was allegedly found dead in his prison cell in Virginia, according to Christian Times Newspaper, a controversial online news outlet known to disseminate often fake or conspiracy-related stories.
Guccifer was extradited by the Romanians to the United States last March for a period of maximum 18 months after admitting openly that he broke into Hillary Clinton’s account. To mention that he had been already sentenced in his country to 7 years behind bars for hacking the email accounts of the former Romanian intelligence chief George Maior and the Facebook accounts of some local celebrities.
The rumor that Guccifer is missing from the Viginia prison were he was incarcerated, began to circulate Tuesday morning, shortly after the FBI retracted any accusations against Mrs. Clinton over the use of a private email system while Secretary of State (read HERE the full statement by FBI Director James B. Comey)
Tuesday night, various reports claimed that the Romanian hacker was found dead after dinner, hanging from a rope in his cell.
Guccifer argued that the server was “like an open orchid on the internet” and that “it was easy … easy for me and for anyone else to hack that e-mail account”.
Reports are still ongoing and official statements are expected to be released by the US authorities.
Christian Times writes that “it is worth noting that Hillary Clinton and her advisers have previously involved the White House in the questionable suicide of employee Vince Foster back in 1995”
According to Snopes.com, officials at the Virginia jail denied the death rumors by confirming that Mr. Lehel is well, alive and in custody there. Hence, there is no truth to the news he went mysteriously missing from his jail cell earlier this month.
Official Statement on “Guccifer” Rumors
“Marcel Lehel Lazar, a federal inmate also known as Guccifer, is at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center in Alexandria, Va. He is alive and has never been missing from this facility.
Sheriff Dana Lawhorne
July 6, 2016”