Chris Hutcheson and his sons accessed the chef's personal files
Gordon Ramsay's father-in-law Chris Hutcheson has been sentenced to six months in prison for computer hacking.
68-year-old Chris Hutcheson, who is Tana Ramsay's father, and his sons Adam Hutcheson, 47, and Chris Hutcheson Jr, 37, appeared at the Old Bailey last week to receive their sentencing. Both sons received four months in prison suspended for two years.
Chris Hutcheson ran Wandsworth resident Gordon Ramsay's restaurants and businesses until Ramsay sacked him as Cheif Executive of Gordon Ramsay Holding Ltd. Ramsay alleged his computers had been hacked and emails between himself and his wife Tana had been read by a third party. A bitter family dispute followed although the family is now thought to have reconciled.
The Met Police's Operation Tuleta pursued an investigation into the computer hacking, resulting in the charges that the Hutechesons had "between 23 October 2010 and 3 March 2011 conspired together to cause a computer to access programs and data held in any computer without authority, contrary to section1(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977".
Chris Hutcheson Sr, who lives in Earlsfield, admitted accessing programmes and data without authority. Leading the prosecution, Julian Christopher QC told the court that Chris Hutcheson accessed the information in the hope that he would find material he could use against the Ramsays in ongoing company disputes.
Gordon, who lives in Wandsworth with Tana and their four childen, runs local restaurant London House in Battersea Square as well as famous eateries such as Petrus and the Savoy Grill.
June 12, 2017