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Windows 7: Criminal hacker 'Iceman' gets 13 years

14 Feb 2010   #1

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Criminal hacker 'Iceman' gets 13 years

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computerworld
IDG News Service - A former security researcher turned criminal hacker has been sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for hacking into financial institutions and stealing credit card account numbers.

Max Ray Butler, who used the hacker pseudonym Iceman, was sentenced Friday morning in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh on charges of wire fraud and identity theft. In addition to his 13-year sentence, Butler will face five years of supervised release and must pay US$27.5 million in restitution to his victims, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Luke Dembosky, who prosecuted the case for the federal government.

Dembosky believes the 13 year sentence is the longest-ever handed down for hacking charges.
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14 Feb 2010   #2
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It wasn't 'petty theft' it was grand larceny ... Is 13 years enough?
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14 Feb 2010   #3

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IMO, no it wasn't.
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14 Feb 2010   #4
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I don't understand American sentences , will he do the full 13 inside ?

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Butler will face five years of supervised release
So what exactly is "five years of supervised release" , Is it like probation or something when he comes out ?
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14 Feb 2010   #5

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I believe this means he has an obligatory parole of five years starting after the 13 years sentence, so even if he gets paroled before the full time, he's parole period is going to be what remains from that 13 years plus 5 additional years.

Only a guess, though.

Kari
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14 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I believe this means he has an obligatory parole of five years starting after the 13 years sentence, so even if he gets paroled before the full time, he's parole period is going to be what remains from that 13 years plus 5 additional years.

Only a guess, though.

Kari
That is the way I understand it though I am not that familiar with the federal statutes. To our friends across the pond, laws and sentencing vary in each of the 50 states and the federal sentencing is different yet.
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14 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Generally speaking when sentenced to a Federal Penitentiary the rule used to be you did the whole 13 years. And then 5 years of parole. But it seems this is now only applying to blue collar criminals.(Martha Stewart comes to mind) But if he was to get out early then his parole would be the remaining years of the 13 plus an additional 5 years. After a few years he will probably be transfered to a Federal Country club as they have been come to be called, where it is possible for him to leave the Pen and get a job on government owned facility and be allowed to be out for up to 10 hrs a day. I had a acquaintance that got 10 years and everyday he would be taken by bus to the Edwards AFB golf course where he would water and pick up trash and whatever his friends stashed for him. IMO these guys should do real prison time.Supervised release is having to check in with your parole officer at lest once a month and any other conditions agreed upon like he is probably prohibited from ever using a computer again or anything with Internet access, contact with Known felons and whatever else the Judge deems necessary. Fabe
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15 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Supervised release may also include having to wear a GPS locater at all times, I knew someone who had to have that once.
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15 Feb 2010   #9

 

Supervised released is part of a probationary sentence where you have a probation officer. You also have certain terms and conditions to this release. For example, you may have to wear an ankle bracelet, you might have to be in by certain hours, and you may sleep at a custody facility.
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15 Feb 2010   #10

windows 7
 
 

*reforms*
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