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Principals in Danish celebrity-snooping case sentenced

When Denmark's main gossip magazine in 2008 reported that newlywed Prince Joachim and his second wife were in Canada on their honeymoon, the magazine credited good sourcing.

A court called it a crime.

On Thursday, Judge Mette Lyster Knudsen sentenced a former employee of a payment-processing company for providing the glossy weekly with information on credit card payments of 135 Danish royals and other celebrities, enabling them to track people at home and abroad.

Peter Bo Henriksen, who got information through his previous job with the Nets company, was sentenced to 18 months. The judge said that over four years, Henriksen "systematically and under aggravating...