Barrett Brown, journalist, satirist, activist and columnist with links to Anonymous, has been sentenced to 63 months in prison after lengthy litigation.
Brown was charged with three counts: accessory post unauthorized access to a protected computer, threatening a federal agent and obstruction in the execution of a search warrant. Brown was convicted on all three counts receiving a 48 month, 12 month and 3 month sentence all to be served consecutively.
Brown has spent approximately 28 months in jail already which will be credited to his sentence as time served. According to Brown’s attorneys, his best outcome is release to a halfway house after a one year deduction on his prison sentencing contingent upon his completion of a drug program. However, Brown could spend as much as 35 months in prison.