Runaway Governor

Did Jilted Ex Leak Sanford Emails?

The entire world may now be familiar with the contents of Mark Sanford’s love letters, but where, exactly, did they come from? They were leaked anonymously in December to The State newspaper, which now says it may have identified their source: “A business associate of Sanford’s Argentine mistress said Friday that private messages between the lovers had been sent anonymously to The State newspaper in December by an Argentine man the mistress briefly dated. ... Last December, the executive said, Chapur was dating a young Argentine a few months after her affair with Sanford began. The executive, who has direct knowledge of the situation, said the man happened to see the e-mails between Sanford and Chapur and hacked into her e-mail account to see the rest. Infuriated, the man sent the messages to The State.”