12/30/2009

Hacker pleads guilty in Mass. to fraud case

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 12:24 pm

A computer hacker who helped orchestrate the theft of tens of millions of credit and debit card numbers from major retailers in one of the largest such thefts in U.S. history pleaded guilty Tuesday in the last of three cases brought by federal prosecutors.

Albert Gonzalez, a one-time federal informant from Miami, faces a prison sentence of up to 25 years under the terms of separate plea agreements. He is tentatively scheduled for sentencing in March.

“This is a young kid who did some reckless things and he’s going to pay a price for it,” said Gonzalez’s attorney, Martin Weinberg, after his 28-year-old client calmly answered guilty to charges of conspiracy and wire fraud.

Weinberg said Gonzalez was remorseful and that he would ask two federal judges hearing the cases to sentence Gonzalez to the lower end of the 17- to 25-year sentencing range spelled out in the plea agreements.

 

2 Responses to “Hacker pleads guilty in Mass. to fraud case”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    He has to pay for what he did, this is a form of terrorism

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Gonzalez should be shot for treason. We have enough problems without him adding to it.

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