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Anonymous’ Sabu sentencing delayed

Continuing to cooperate with government
Wed Aug 22 2012, 10:00
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HACKER TURNED INFORMANT Hector Xavier Monsegur, or Sabu, has had his sentencing delayed, perhaps as a reward for assisting the US police with their enquiries and investigations.

Court papers seen by Wired show a request for a six month stay on Sabu's sentencing in response to his "ongoing cooperation with the government".

He faces sentencing on 12 counts but has always had glowing references from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Reports from earlier this year said that he worked tirelessly to help law enforcement with their enquiries, and it looks like he has kept this up ever since.

He was arrested in March this year and immediately began cooperating. This cooperation lead to additional charges for other Anonymous members, most notably those who participated in the mischief making Lulzsec spinoff, such as Ryan Ackroyd and Jake Davis.

"Since literally the day he was arrested, the defendant has been cooperating with the government proactively," said assistant US attorney James Pastore in May.

"The defendant has literally worked around the clock with federal agents. He has been staying up sometimes all night engaging in conversations with co- conspirators that are helping the government to build cases against those co-conspirators."

Monsegur faces a maximum sentence of 124 years and six months in prison. µ


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