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January 22, 2015

Dallas Man Associated with Anonymous Hacking Group Sentenced to 63 Months in Federal Prison

DALLAS—Barrett Lancaster Brown, 33, who has been associated with the hacking group, Anonymous, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to serve a total of 63 months in federal prison and pay $890,250 in restitution, following his guilty pleas last year to three separate offenses. The announcement was made this afternoon by John Parker, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas (NDTX).

In April 2014, Brown pleaded guilty to three separate offenses that essentially resolved all three criminal Indictments pending against him in the NDTX.

Pursuant to the plea agreements, Brown pleaded guilty to the felony offense of transmitting a threat to an FBI Special Agent in interstate commerce, as charged in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Dallas in October 2012. He also pleaded guilty to both counts of a superseding information that was filed on March 31, 2014, charging the felony offense of being an accessory after the fact to the unauthorized access to a protected computer and with the misdemeanor offense of interfering with the execution of a search warrant and aiding and abetting another person’s interference with the execution of a search warrant.

The Dallas office of the FBI investigated.

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