Another LulzSec Hacker Waiting for Court RulingAdded: Friday, June 14th, 2013
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Jeremy Hammond has finally admitted his involvement in the infamous LulzSec Stratfor attack. Hammond’s plea agreement could land the guy aged 28 with a decade sentence in one of the quaint rustic American courts.
Three intruders in the United Kingdom convicted of similar charges involved in the Stratfor hack have got 15 month sentences, but those people were dealing with a civilized country, whose courts hand down the penalty which fits the crime. In the meanwhile, in the United States Hammond could have faced 30 years of jail time if he were found guilty at trial.
Hammond’s supporters and lawyers are currently asking his presiding judge to hand down a sentence far less harsh than the possible decade his plea agreement can carry. So far, the hacker has already been locked up for 15 months in federal detention. In addition, he has been regularly held in isolation. Jeremy said in the interview that he pleaded guilty to one count of infringing the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act under a non-cooperating plea agreement. The latter frees the hacker to tell the world what he did and why he did so.
Jeremy explained that there were multiple problems with the government’s case – for example, the credibility of FBI informant Hector Monsegur. The prosecutors stacked the charges with inflated damages figures, which meant that Hammond would be lucky to get out of jail in less than thirty years. The hacker issued a statement, saying that even if he was found not guilty at trial, the US government still claimed there were 8 more outstanding indictments against Hammond from jurisdictions all over the United States.
Jeremy Hammond admitted that the prosecutors had threatened to ship the hacker across the country in order to face new but similar charges in another district. Apparently, the US government had plans to do this indefinitely.
The hacker admitted that he did work with the infamous hacking collective Anonymous to hack Stratfor, among other websites. Talking about the reasons of doing so, Hammond claimed he believed (and still believes) that people do have a right to know what governments and companies are doing behind closed doors.
June 14th,2013Posted by:
Friday, June 14th, 2013
|i like this guy|
|posted by (2013-06-15 21:30:45)|
|lol mans going on tour around the states, bloomin usa is nutz! glad im a uker|
|U.S. Government is off it's nut.||
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