Husband in Hot Water: Man Faces Five Years in Prison for Snooping Through Wife’s emails If convicted, Walker could face as much as 5 years in prison for email snooping. Dec. 28, 2010 — Could somebody face jail time for snooping through a partner’s e-mails? The answer was yes for Leon Walker of Michigan. Suspecting that their spouse had been involved in another guy, and stressed it was impacting their child,…