Barrett Brown Indicted on More Charges
Barrett Brown, a self-proclaimed spokesperson for Anonymous, has been indicted on federal charges for the third time in four months.
The latest charges, filed by Texas authorities in late January, alleged that the 31-year-old was hiding evidence during a raid on his apartment in March 2012.
Brown, who was interviewed extensively for We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists, was arrested in September after a separate raid on his Dallas home that was captured live by a web camera. Brown was video chatting with several individuals at the time of the raid. The FBI action came on the heels of the release of a YouTube video, in which Brown threatened to “dox” an FBI Agent named Robert Smith.
Brown was charged with making internet threats, among other claims. In December, he was hit with a second round of charges for his alleged role in the Stratfor Global Intelligence hack.
Brown has been in jail since September. Jay Leiderman, a California-based attorney who has represented various hacktivists including Brown, told Brian Knappenberger, We Are Legion‘s director, that the charges are excessive.
“He’s now facing 100 years by my calculation. His crimes? Allegedly making YouTube videos, sharing a link and, now, hiding a laptop computer,” Leiderman said.