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Andy Greenberg's Forbes article on Weev | 186 comments | Create New Account
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Andy Greenberg's Forbes article on Weev
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, November 23 2012 @ 12:38 AM EST
Did he plead guilty? The Forbes article says his co-accused pled guilty,
and Auernheimer has promised to appeal the courtís decision.
The linked Tweet said:
> Hey epals don't worry! We went in knowing there would be
> a guilty here. I'm appealing of course.

I assume that to mean that he was aware he would be found guilty by
the court, regardless of his plea. IANAL nevermind NY or NJ, but
where I come from a convicted felon has the right to appeal the
sentence. If he did not plead guilty he also may have a right to
appeal the conviction.

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Andy Greenberg's Forbes article on Weev
Authored by: rsteinmetz70112 on Friday, November 23 2012 @ 12:04 PM EST
It seems to me that since some courts have expressed skepticism of the FBI and
D0J's interpretation of the law, the FIB and DoJ are looking for unsympathetic
defendants to accuse of crimes in hope the courts will punish the defendants and
not the actions. These convictions can later be cited in lther cases in support
of their view of the law.

In this case regardless of the facts this defendant seemed to be seeking
publicity and possible a payoff. It certainly seems unlikely he was doing it to
expose security flaws.

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