A hacker turned FBI informant named Sabu will be sentenced on May 27th

Wired reports that Hector Xavier Monsegur, a.k.a. Sabu, the LulzSec hacker who became an FBI informant and helped take down numerous other hackers, will be sentenced on Tuesday, May 27th. The government will seek a sentence of just 7 months, citing time served and his immense cooperation with the government. Sabu’s sentencing has been delayed for nearly three years, during which the government says he was ” an extremely valuable and productive cooperator,” according to a court document filed on Friday and obtained by Wired.

As a reward for his extensive cooperation helping prosecutors hunt down his fellow hackers, the government is seeking time served for the long-awaited sentencing of top LulzSec leader Hector Xavier Monsegur, also known as “Sabu.” After delaying his sentencing for nearly three years, the government has asked a federal court to sentence Monsegur to time served — just seven months — calling him an “extremely valuable and productive cooperator” in a document that details for the first time his extensive cooperation providing “unprecedented access to LulzSec.” Monsegur, who has long been despised by members of LulzSec for his reported snitching, faced a possible sentence of between 259 and 317 months imprisonment under U.S. sentencing guidelines. But the U.S. Probation Office and prosecutors have asked for a reduced sentence “without regard to the otherwise applicable mandatory minimum sentence in this case” in a motion submitted to the U.S. District Court (.pdf) in the Southern District of New York on Friday.

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