Jeremy Hammond pleaded guilty today in federal court to a single count of conspiracy. Hammond had been facing 30 years to life in prison for his part in the hacking of the corporate spy agency Strategic Forecasting, or Stratfor, in 2011. Today's plea is part of a deal with prosecutors under which Hammond will face a maximum of 10 years in prison.
Jeremy Hammond pleaded guilty to his role in the 2011 Stratfor hack.
Dressed in a navy blue prison jumpsuit, Hammond raised his right hand in a fist when Judge Loretta Preska asked him to raise his hand and swear to tell the truth. He then read a statement admitting to his part in the Stratfor hack and the subsequent release of private Stratfor e-mails to Wikileaks.More »