DeWitt, Mozeliak release statements on hacking investigation - KMOV.com

DeWitt, Mozeliak release statements on hacking investigation

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) - An internal inquiry was announced and statements were released on Wednesday afternoon by St. Louis Cardinals Chairman and CEO William O. DeWitt Jr. and Cardinals Senior Vice-President and General Manager John Mozeliak on allegations that Cardinals front office employees hacked the Houston Astros' computer system.

In a statement released by the St. Louis Cardinals, it was announced that the team hired Attorney Jim Martin of Dowd Bennett law firm to conduct an internal investigation into the claims of Cardinals employees involvement in the security breech of the  Houston Astros' database.

"These are serious allegations that don't reflect who we are as an organization," said DeWitt in the statement. "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."

According to DeWitt, the organization was made aware of the allegations several months ago and hired Martin to conduct an internal investigation to identify any employees potentially involved in the alleged misconduct.

“The alleged conduct has no place in our game,” Mozeliak said in a release. “We hold ourselves to the highest standards in every facet of our organization. It has been that way forever and is certainly true today. We are committed to finding out what happened. To the extent we can substantiate that these allegations have merit, we will take appropriate action against anyone involved.”

Martin added that the internal inquiry is still underway and they do not wish say anything to impede the federal investigation.

The news of the hacking allegations was made public on Tuesday when the New York Times released an article reporting the accusations.
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