America fosters the entrapment of Internet activists

The Government respectfully submits this memorandum in connection with the

sentencing of defendant Hector Xavier Monsegur, a/k/a “Sabu” (the “defendant” or

“Monsegur”), which is currently scheduled for May 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.  In its Presentence

Report (“PSR”), the United States Probation Office (“Probation”) correctly calculates that the

defendant’s United States Sentencing Guidelines (“U.S.S.G.” or “Guidelines”) range is 259 to

317 months’ imprisonment.  Probation recommends a sentence of time served.  As set forth in

more detail below, Monsegur was an extremely valuable and productive cooperator.  Assuming

that the defendant continues to comply with the terms of his cooperation agreement, and

commits no additional crimes before sentencing, the Government intends to move at sentencing,

pursuant to Section 5K1.1 of the United States Sentencing Guidelines (“Guidelines” or

“U.S.S.G.”) and Section 3553(e) of Title 18, United States Code, that the Court sentence the

defendant in light of the factors set forth in Section 5K1.1(a)(1)-(5) of the Guidelines, and

without regard to the otherwise applicable mandatory minimum sentence in this case.

 

What we have here is the US Government asking for and receiving what amounts to a pardon for “Sabu” for the active entrapment of on-line activists. He actively invited and encouraged on-line activities to hack into websites and other crimes on the Internet for the purpose of them being convicted for those offences.

Summarised in this tweet – USG asks for time served (7 months) as Sabu’s sentence for “extraordinary cooperation” with FBI to rat, admit, aid.

There are a number of tweets from leading Internet journalist Jacob Appelbaum @ioerror – a target of Sabu’s – about this and I share some these below:

What is the reward for Sabu for directly trying to entrap me and for actually entrapping many others? This: https://twitter.com/Cryptomeorg/status/470201334948691970 …

Jeremy Hammond is a political prisoner serving TEN YEARS for activities with Sabu, who will walk FREE by snitching on and entrapping others!

Sabu encouraged people to commit what the government says are serious crimes under government watch. It then puts them in prison for it.

Sabu (and thus FBI?) tried directly to entrap me – he would encourage me to do criminal things with him – which I always refused.

Sabu is part of a modern #COINTELPRO operation at the FBI and the DoJ to attack, discredit and harm modern social movements on the internet.

It appears that Sabu tried to entrap all of these people as well: http://archive.today/P3cum 

Needless to say, the judge complied with the request.

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