A Grand Jury in Chattanooga on Tuesday morning heard testimony into the alleged hacking of the personal e-mail of Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Three young college-age people declined to comment as they entered the Federal Courthouse around 9 a.m.
Security officers notified members of the media at 10:30 a.m. that the trio had exited the courthouse by another door.
The three, including two males and a female, are apparently friends of a University of Tennessee student who is under investigation for the hacking. David Kernell is a UT student who is the son of a Democratic state legislator from Memphis.
He and the three students attend college at the main campus in Knoxville, but a prosecutor from Knoxville was sent to Chattanooga to handle the case here.
An indictment in the case was not included in the first batch made public early Tuesday afternoon. Indictments are sometimes not made public for several days or weeks.
Friends of Kernell earlier said they were interviewed ahd were due to testify about the case in Chattanooga this week.
The hacker reportedly got into the Palin Yahoo e-mail account by guessing certain password information correctly, including the fact that she met her husband in high school.
The McCain/Palin campaign called the hacking "a shocking invasion of the Governor's privacy and a violation of law."