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"In December 2011, HAMMOND conspired to hack into computer systems used by Stratfor"." 

He "and his co-conspirators, as members of AntiSec, stole confidential information from those computer systems, including Stratfor employees' e-mails as well as account information for approximately 860,000 Stratfor subscribers or clients."

He "and his co-conspirators stole credit card information for approximately 60,000 credit card users and used some of the stolen data to make unauthorized charges exceeding $700,000."

He "and his co-conspirators also publicly disclosed some of the confidential information they had stolen."

Hammond's charged with one count of computer hacking conspiracy, another relating to computer hacking, and one more for conspiracy "to commit access device fraud. Each count carries a maximum" ten year sentence.

Michael Ratner's a prominent human rights activist. He's Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) President Emeritus. He's Julian Assange's legal advisor. He's currently teaching human right law at Columbia Law School. He lectures at Yale Law School.

He visited Hammond in prison. He attended his bail hearing. It was " very hostile ," he said. Two criteria are at issue - flight risk and danger to the community.

Proceeding were orchestrated to deny. "(T)he judge had probably decided this case before the arguments went on, because she essentially read an opinion after an hour and a half into the record, denying bail to Hammond."

He was entrapped. FBI officials used an informant named Sabu. "He set up the crime for Stratfor. The FBI gave him the computer that Stratfor documents were actually uploaded to."

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