Prosecutors are reportedly planning to seek a 25-year sentence for a computer hacker who helped orchestrate card thefts.
Boston (WiredPRNews.com) – Prosecutors are reportedly planning to request that a computer hacker connected to a number of credit and debit card thefts be sentenced to 25 years in prison. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Albert Gonzalez, who pleaded guilty to charges connected to a massive scam in three states is set to be sentenced Thursday and Friday for three cases in U.S. District Court.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Heymann is quoted by the AP as stating in a court sentencing memorandum, “The sheer extent of the human victimization caused by Gonzalez and his organization is unparalleled.”
As noted in the report, 28 year-old Gonzalez admitted to hacking into the computers of several retailers including OfficeMax and Barnes and Noble.
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