Activist hacker Hammond sentencing delayed two months

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The sentencing for Jeremy Hammond, who in May pleaded guilty to hacking intelligence firm Stratfor to expose millions of emails, with some of the more revealing ones later published by WikiLeaks, has been delayed until Nov. 15, The Sparrow Project reported.

The Illinois native faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced, a date that originally was scheduled for Sept. 6. As part of his plea deal, Hammond, who was involved with Anonymous and offshoot LulzSec, accepted responsibility for infiltrating a number of other intelligence-related sites, including including equipment suppliers and police agencies.

When he is sentenced, Hammond will have been imprisoned more than 550 days. He has been denied bail.

Last year, Judge Loretta Preska denied Hammond bail out of his “lack of regard for legal authority" and because of his advanced hacking skills.

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