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Feds: Hacker 'Sabu' also sold drugs, was being evicted

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Mar 2012 12:16 User comments (11)

Feds: Hacker 'Sabu' also sold drugs, was being evicted According to unsealed court documents, Hector Xavier Monsegur aka "Sabu," was not only a top hacker but also a drug dealer who carried around an armed gun.
Earlier in the week it was revealed that Sabu has been working with the government since August, in secret, collecting information to arrest the other members of the team that caused havoc and headlines for a brief period in 2011. Last summer, Sabu plead guilty to 12 counts of conspiracy, computer hacking, aggravated identity theft, and bank fraud.

Among Sabu's past crimes included illegal handgun possession and two attempts to sell over 1 pound of marijuana. Additionally, the hacker was about to be evicted from his apartment in a housing project on the lower east side of Manhattan after two years of legal proceedings. Sabu "has not been a legal tenant in good standing," read the statement.

On top of all the other charges, the hacker is also facing a misdemeanor charge for impersonating a federal agent. The case is likely to be thrown out however, given the circumstances and his work as an informant.

Finally, the government has dropped charges against Sabu that including "gun possession, purchasing stolen jewelry and electronics, running up $15,000 on a former employer's credit card, referring people seeking prescription pain pills to illegal drug suppliers and hacking into the website of an online casino."

Even with his work for the FBI, Sabu is likely to see 2 years in prison, however, which is a substantial drop from the possible 122 years he was facing.

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11 user comments

110.3.2012 14:04

He 'bout that thug life G.


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210.3.2012 16:01

can't believe a nark would want their face plastered all over the place


310.3.2012 16:17

Dumb ass. He's now a traitor in the eyes of both Lulzsec and Anonymous. Hell he tracked down if he ever gets out of prison (not likely though). I feel sorry for his kids, cause they had no idea what the hell he was doing, and the dumb ass has the nerve to sell drugs in his house with the likelyhood of his kids being there too. Deserves what he gets if you ask me.


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410.3.2012 19:05

What I find funny.

is that before this, everyone was saying you can trust these guys not to sell your stolen finance data credit cards etc to the criminals.

Yet here we have a leader and what does he do go around doing fraud, selling drugs, stealing databases full of credit card details.

And the people who have commented here still haven't picked up on that.

If this guy has your credit card details it's a 99% chance it's been sold off to credit card makers and them making up credit cards with your details on them.


So makes you wonder what the rest of these guys are doing you all the stolen stuff but it's all ok because they piss off the police and dictators.

:ROLLEYES:

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510.3.2012 19:25

So go do a bunch of bad things thinkn your hard,get busted and show what a PUNK you are.Remember snitches get stitches.He will get his...

611.3.2012 16:41

He was primarily with "BallSac"; all they did was steal. They weren't activists in the slightest. This 'tool' is no less a common criminal than any other B&E expert than the guys that use a crow bar to your back door. He just used a keyboard & mouse.

Issue him his orange suit, soap on a rope, complimentary lube & an extra large box of condoms because he really is going to be the prom queen till the next f*k up shows up & frankly I don't see that for quite a while as Anon & those folks are quite a bit smarter & have a better agenda.


711.3.2012 19:22

Originally posted by xtago:
What I find funny.

is that before this, everyone was saying you can trust these guys not to sell your stolen finance data credit cards etc to the criminals.

Yet here we have a leader and what does he do go around doing fraud, selling drugs, stealing databases full of credit card details.

And the people who have commented here still haven't picked up on that.

If this guy has your credit card details it's a 99% chance it's been sold off to credit card makers and them making up credit cards with your details on them.


So makes you wonder what the rest of these guys are doing you all the stolen stuff but it's all ok because they piss off the police and dictators.

:ROLLEYES:
Couldn't have said it any better myself (for the most part).

812.3.2012 12:10

Originally posted by Oner:
Originally posted by xtago:


So makes you wonder what the rest of these guys are doing you all the stolen stuff but it's all ok because they piss off the police and dictators.

:ROLLEYES:
Couldn't have said it any better myself (for the most part).
Other than no funds have been reported as missing. Yes, information, but nothing tangible other than incriminating information or shutting down of services have been reported. BallSac literally profiteered from their actions, so I offer this as a considerable difference.

Would you shoot a child because he/she called your kid a name in the school yard or would you shoot the same child because the kid pulled a firearm on your kid? Drastic example, but no less in context. BallSac had greed as their motivator, Anon has global social change as theirs. Two completely different inspirations.

I simple don't see Anon members trying to get gold teeth, 20 inch wheels, one more bump, their freak on & another tee-hee giggle video like they're f*king rap video makers. Of any rebellion, Anonymous is most certainly the only ones doing it without the use of machine guns & bloodshed. And what rebellion can you say has ever been the most 'by the numbers', grass roots?

915.3.2012 7:35

Originally posted by blueboy09:
Dumb ass. He's now a traitor in the eyes of both Lulzsec and Anonymous. Hell he tracked down if he ever gets out of prison (not likely though). I feel sorry for his kids, cause they had no idea what the hell he was doing, and the dumb ass has the nerve to sell drugs in his house with the likelyhood of his kids being there too. Deserves what he gets if you ask me.

Um where does it say he has kids at this time? Notice everything says he or him, and the eviction details say he was getting evicted, not him and his family?

Originally posted by xtago:
What I find funny.

is that before this, everyone was saying you can trust these guys not to sell your stolen finance data credit cards etc to the criminals.

Yet here we have a leader and what does he do go around doing fraud, selling drugs, stealing databases full of credit card details.

And the people who have commented here still haven't picked up on that.

If this guy has your credit card details it's a 99% chance it's been sold off to credit card makers and them making up credit cards with your details on them.


So makes you wonder what the rest of these guys are doing you all the stolen stuff but it's all ok because they piss off the police and dictators.

:ROLLEYES:

What I find funny is people buying in to this story. Maybe time will tell but the funny thing is that lately the feds have "arrested this member" or "that member" of lulzsec or Anon, and it is big news. Yet the funny part is, unlike Kim Dotcom, you do not hear the outcome from them going before the judge do you? Do you hear that there bail has been revoked? Do you hear they have been sentenced to X years in prison? Funny how when high profile criminals go down, and the aftermath is all over the news but in a week or two we will never hear anything about this.


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1015.3.2012 11:36

probably would of been better if he stole a pound of marijuana twice and ended up killed by drug dealers.maybe they should find the people he stole from and give them every single detail they have on him and let him out on bail and see what happens.

2years in jail is a joke.

as for him getting evicted ive been evicted from somewhere doesnt make you a bad person.


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1115.3.2012 17:04

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
as for him getting evicted ive been evicted from somewhere doesnt make you a bad person.
I can empathize... I was evicted 2 years ago because the apartment complex changed management. The new landlord was a dick; we'll have to leave my personality trait descriptors up for debate... But as a whole, it's still circumstantial.

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