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by: Carol~ June 21, 2013 3:47 AM PDT

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NEWS - June 21, 2013

by Carol~ Moderator - 6/21/13 3:47 AM

Pirate Bay cofounder gets two years in prison for IT firm hack

As his defense attorney expected, a Swedish court has found Gottfrid "anakata" Svartholm Warg guilty of "invasion of Nordea's mainframe," aggravated fraud, and attempted aggravated fraud. He was sentenced (Swedish) to two years in prison.

The Pirate Bay cofounder will also likely have to face related charges in a high-profile hacking case in neighboring Denmark, but the Swedish and Danish legal systems have not yet determined if or when he will be extradited.

"I think he will be [extradited]. It's a matter of time," Ola Salomonsson, Svartholm Warg's defense attorney, told Ars, adding that his client had not decided whether to appeal the decision. "He just wants to read this sentence and consider everything. He could actually have a longer time in prison: the prosecutor asked for four years and he was sentenced to two years. You never know, an appeal could give him another year or so. Maybe that has an impact on Svartholm Warg. I don't know yet."

Continued : http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/06/pirate-bay-cofounder-gets-two-years-in-prison-for-it-firm-hack/

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