The defendant is a 33-year-old EMT who allegedly got into his boss' email account and forwarded emails that reportedly showed the boss "trading sexual innuendoes with a female employee," the AP reports. The EMT sent those messages to several people, including the boss' wife. The boss later committed suicide.
He told investigators he wanted people to know that his boss, who started the EMS program, was not a "golden boy."
The EMT argued that he was merely using his First Amendment right to criticize a public official and noted the information in the emails was true. The Wisconsin Supreme Court, though, says that he couldn't claim that defense if he stole his boss' identity -- which he could be guilty of, if he got into the dead man's email and sent messages there.
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