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Stratfor hacker Hammond held in contempt for refusing to answer grand jury questions

October 13, 2019 / Teri Robinson

Just months before he was to be released from federal prison where he is serving time for hacking intelligence firm Statfor and releasing information to WikiLeaks , activist and hacker Jeremy Hammond, was found to be in contempt of court for failing to answer questions before a grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA).Hammond pleaded guilty in May 2013 to exposing millions of emails in the infamous December 2011 hack of Austin, Texas-based Stratfor, which also included the theft of 60,000 credit card numbers from clients that the hackers purportedly used to make $700,000 worth of donations to charities.