Alleged hacker's prosecutor defends case, stressing low sentence sought

, The National Law Journal


In a formal statement, Boston U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz defended the hacking case her office brought against entrepreneur and Internet activist Aaron Swartz, amid ongoing criticism since Swartz committed suicide on January 10.

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  • Roger Harvey

    Given that Ortiz would have known about Schwartz's vulnerable mental state, I would have thought that at the very least she could be charged with assisting a suicide. A murder charge wouldn't be out of the question - she could always plead "heartfelt sympathy" in mitigation...

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