Feds Pile on More Charges Against Anonymous Agitator Barrett Brown
Barrett Brown, a self-proclaimed spokesman for Anonymous, has been hit with new charges by authorities in Texas for concealing evidence.
It’s the third round of charges in a case that his former attorney describes as an attempt to silence the outspoken and provocative activist.
“Clearly they’re more worried about what they perceive as his egging people on to go after defense contractors and secret spy organizations,” says Brown’s former attorney Jay Leiderman. “Barrett believes in privacy for individuals and transparency for corporations and government. The government doesn’t like his belief system. And Barrett was effective in expressing that belief system.”
Brown is being charged with two counts of obstruction, which stem from a raid on his apartment in March 2012. According to the indictment, Brown “did knowingly and corruptly conceal and attempt to conceal records, documents, and digital data contained on two laptop computers.” He was aided and abetted by someone the indictment refers to as “KM,” who is believed to be his mother.