CHARGED UP: The Manhattan District Attorney’s office added a host of charges and an additional victim in its electronic spying case against former Dolce & Gabbana publicist Ali Wise on Monday. At a late morning hearing in New York criminal court, a prosecutor said Wise now faces four counts each of computer trespass, eavesdropping, computer tampering in the fourth degree and aggravated harassment in the second degree, and one count of stalking in the fourth degree. Wise was arrested in July for allegedly using a service named SpoofCard to hack into the voicemail account of interior designer Nina Freudenberger. Later that month, Dolce & Gabbana said the publicist was no longer with the company, but did not elaborate. Wise initially was charged only with one count each of computer trespass and eavesdropping, both Class E felonies that can carry a prison sentence of up to four years. The other new charges are misdemeanors. In a revised criminal complaint, prosecutors allege Wise used SpoofCard, which can bypass voicemail security, more than 1,000 times between April 2006 and June 2009. The complaint accuses Wise of targeting one victim’s phone number at least 337 times and another’s 137 times and of overhearing and deleting messages on the accounts. Wise arrived in court Monday in a black overcoat and red-soled Louboutins. She didn’t speak at the hearing, which was so brief the New York Post’s sketch artist was still shading Wise’s blonde locks 10 minutes after she left. Outside the courtroom, her attorney, Edward Kratt, avoided most questions but said SpoofCard shouldn’t be considered computer tampering. Wise is due back in court in January.
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