On eve of sentencing, Guccifer attorneys say Clinton-linked hacker wanted to expose hypocrisy

The Romanian computer hacker who breached the personal accounts of more than 100 victims including an advisor to Hillary Clinton has asked a federal judge to spare him a lengthy prison stint ahead of a sentencing hearing set for Thursday morning in Alexandria, Virginia.

Marcel Lazăr Lehel, also known as Guccifer, faces seven years behind bars when he’s sentenced Thursday morning over a 14-month hacking spree that targeted a confidant of Mrs. Clinton, Sidney Blumenthal, as well as Colin Powell and members of the Bush family, among others.

He was extradited to the U.S. in April and pleaded guilty the following month to counts of computer hacking and aggravated identity theft.

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Washington Times
August 31, 2016

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