Case Conclusion Date:February 5, 2014
Practice Area:Federal Crime
Outcome:3 years of probation
Description:The Federal Bureau of Investigation initiated an investigation against our client, a member of the activist collective Anonymous, for computer fraud based on the client's allegedly participating in a distributed denial of service ("DDOS") attack on a corporate website as a part of Operation Wisconsin or "#OpWisconsin," purportedly causing over $1 million in damages. Prior to the government's indicting our client, we convinced the federal prosecutors to enter into an agreement by which our client would enter a plea of guilty to a Class A misdemeanor with an affirmative recommendation for a sentence of probation.