Accused Media Hacker Fails to Upend Evidence
Matthew Keys had claimed that the computer evidence should be thrown out because the warrant used to obtain his belongings was overbroad, as it allowed for the seizure of every type of electronic media.
U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller disagreed Monday, however, and also declined to suppress Keys’ confession on the grounds that he was on an antidepressant when he made the statements and was not in his right mind to waive his right to remain silent.
Keys was indicted in 2013 on charges that stem from conduct he allegedly committed while working for a Tribune Co. television station. Federal prosecutors accuse Keys of providing a username and password for KTXL FOX 40 in Sacramento to members of Anonymous.
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