ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- More details are emerging about the federal investigation into whether Cardinals employees may have hacked into the Houston Astros database. The latest revelations come from an unnamed law enforcement official who is reportedly familiar with the FBI’s investigation into the Cardinals. That official told Yahoo Sports that the computer used to allegedly hack into the Astros network was located in a Jupiter, Florida house. Jupiter is of course where the Cardinals hold spring training.
The law enforcement official also told Yahoo Sports that a number of Cardinals employees used the house and that the data stolen during the alleged hacking provided insight regarding the Astros opinions on players and the teams trade talks. The New York Times initially broke the story about the alleged hacking investigation on Tuesday.
The Cardinals top brass acknowledged Wednesday that the team was made aware of the allegations several months ago and that they have hired Jim Martin and the law firm of Dowd Bennett. Martin and the Dowd Bennett Law Firm are helping to provide requested information to federal agents and also are conducting an internal investigation for the team regarding the allegations.
Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak spoke about the situation. The Cardinals Owner Bill DeWitt released a statement saying “These are serious allegations that don`t reflect who we are as an organization. We are committed to getting to the bottom of this matter as soon as possible… And if anyone within our organization is determined to be involved in anything inappropriate… They will be held accountable.”
At this point, no charges have been filed in the case.