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UPDATE: In Case You Missed It: Barrett Brown Strikes Plea Deal with the Feds

“Hacktivist” journalist Barrett Brown pled guilty to three charges on April 29, after striking an agreement with federal prosecutors that cut the possible prison time he faced from 105 years to eight-and-a-half years. His sentencing is set for Aug. 18. Take a look here for more details on the case, which had been under a gag order.

Take a look here and here and here for WhoWhatWhy’s earlier in-depth coverage of this case.

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  • OCCUPY FEARRINGTON

    Whatever Barrett does, he should not accept any electro-shock treatements like those given to Ernest Hemingway and some JFK assassination witnesses. He’ll never be the same.

  • Target4Tyrants

    Authoritarian Vs Libertarian~
    authoritarians win this time:(

  • SourDove

    Let’s face it. Dude linked to the Internet. Now anyone can find it.

  • derp it

    This is just fucking terrorism: threaten with big problems and give the ability to cop-out.

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