Jeremy Hammond Pleads Guilty to Stratfor Hack
Posted on Wed May 29, 2013 at 08:26:00 AM EST
Tags: Jeremy Hammond, LulzSec, Anonymous (all tags)
Lulzec/Anti-Sec hacker Jeremy Hammond pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to the Stratfor hack. He did not cooperate for a lesser sentence, and faces up to 10 years in prison. Had he gone to trial and lost, his sentencing guidelines exceeded 30 years. The Government has agreed not to bring additional cases against him.
Jeremy released this statement after his plea.
[E]ven if I was found not guilty at trial, the government claimed that there were eight other outstanding indictments against me from jurisdictions scattered throughout the country. If I had won this trial I would likely have been shipped across the country to face new but similar charges in a different district. The process might have repeated indefinitely. Ultimately I decided that the most practical route was to accept this plea with a maximum of a ten year sentence and immunity from prosecution in every federal court.
He says it's a relief to admit his actions. As to his hacking activities, he says "I did what I believe is right." [More...]
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