Anonymous hacktivist’s mom faces $100k fine for hiding computer

The mother of alleged Anonymous hacktivist Barrett Brown has pleaded guilty to helping her son hide two laptop computers from federal investigators—a crime that could cost her prison time and a hefty fine.

Karen McCutchin, the mom of the 31-year-old imprisoned activist, pleaded guilty last week to a charge of obstructing the execution of a search warrant. Now McCutchin waits for sentencing, where she could be asked to pay $100,000 and spend a year in prison.

McCutchin’s trouble …

via The Cuckoo’s Nest

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