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Will Sabu face justice at some point?

Jan 16, 20142 mins

It has been a while since Hector Xavier Monsegur, otherwise know as Sabu, signed his deal and decided to turn informant for law enforcement. He was arrested on June 7, 2011 after having led his merry band of ne’er do wells on a website compromise campaign that was all for, as they called it, the “lulz”.

Monsegur was one of the leaders of a hacking group who referred to themselves as “Lulzsec. This crew was best known for their multiple compromises of Sony websites as well as the take down of CIA’s website.

On this past Monday, Monsegur was supposed to appear at 4 pm in front of US District Judge Hon. Loretta A. Preska in New York.

But, apparently it didn’t happen as advertised. A continuance was granted yet again. I might be mistaken but, I believe that this is the 5th such delay granted. The next scheduled appearance is set for April 2, 2014 as per a post from John Young on Cryptome. 

From Cryptome:

Subject: Re: Inquiry on Hector Monsegur

To: John Young

Cc: Peggy_Cross[at]

From: Philip Weinstein

Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2014 11:26:28 -0500

He will not be sentenced until April 2nd.

Philip L. Weinstein

Federal Defenders Of New York

52 Duane Street

N.Y. N.Y. 10007

Tel. 212-417-8744

Fax 212-571-0392

To: Philip Weinstein , Peggy_Cross[at]

From: John Young

Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2014 11:25

Subject: Inquiry on Hector Monsegur

Dear Mr. Weinstein and Ms. Cross,

Can you provide information for publication on the sentencing of Hector Monsegur today?

Thanks very much,

John Young

251 West 89th Street

New York, NY 10024


If anyone is checking with Vegas for the odds on this one I’d hazard that it’s a safe bet there will be another continuance. This will most likely continue until he has outlived his usefulness and they drop him down a hole.

OK, your turn. What are your thoughts on Sabu’s fate? Will he be sent to a country club prison or get a free pass and a new identity? Drop me a line in the comments section below.

(Image used under CC from elycefeliz)


Dave Lewis has over two decades of industry experience. He has extensive experience in IT security operations and management. Currently, Dave is a Global Security Advocate for Akamai Technologies. He is the founder of the security site Liquidmatrix Security Digest and co-host of the Liquidmatrix podcast.

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