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The father-in-law of Gordon Ramsay, Chris Hutcheson, will spend six months behind bars for his role in conspiring to hack Ramsay's personal computer.
The 69-year-old plotted to hack into the restaurateur's computer - along with sons Adam and Chris Hutcheson, reports the BBC.
It was also alleged that the trio were trying to access financial details and other information.
Judge John Bevan QC told the court: "The whole episode of five months amounts to an unattractive and unedifying example of dirty linen being washed in public."
Chris Hutcheson Snr, daughter Orlanda, son Adam. (Credit: PA)
Chris Hutcheson. (Credit: PA)
The fallout started in 2010, when Ramsay fired Hutcheson as the chief executive of his business empire.
The trio admitted in April to the charge of conspiring to cause a computer to access programmes and data without authority. Adam and Chris received sentences of four months behind bars, suspended for two years.
Hutcheson's daughter, Orlanda Butland, was also charged but it was later dropped.
Prosecutor Dan Suter told the court: "At the time, Chris Hutcheson Snr had been dismissed by Gordon Ramsay Holdings Ltd (GRHL), he had previously held a senior position with GRHL. The prosecution will say as a result of that dismissal he was motivated to access, unlawfully, the computer system."
The three used Google Mail to access emails as well as a lengthy dossier on how to get around passwords. An expert, employed by Ramsay, was brought in and declared there was a location and log of all the unlawful entries on behalf of Chris, Adam and Chris Jr.
During the court proceedings, Hutcheson accused Ramsay of being a fame-obsessed monster and launched his own legal case for unfair dismissal and unpaid wages.
Gordon Ramsay's wife Tana is understood to have severed ties with her family as a result of the bitter feud, reports the Sun.
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