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Prosecutors Seek 6-Year Sentence for TJX Hacker.s .Trusted. Accomplice




Prosecutors Seek 6-Year Sentence for TJX Hacker.s .Trusted. Accomplice
Prosecutors Seek 6-Year Sentence for TJX Hacker.s .Trusted. Accomplice



http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/04/patrick-toey/ 

By Kim Zetter
Threat Level
Wired.com
April 14, 2010

If TJX hacker Albert Gonzalez had gone to trial instead of pleading out, 
one man would have been the primary witness against him - accomplice 
Damon Patrick Toey.

Toey, identified often in court documents simply as 'PT,' provided 
information that investigators say likely helped persuade Gonzalez to 
plead guilty last year to multiple crimes, which prosecutors are calling 
the most serious and largest identity-theft crimes ever prosecuted.

Toey, 25, will on Thursday become the last of six U.S. defendants 
sentenced for the crimes. The others include Gonzalez, Christopher 
Scott, Humza Zaman, Jeremy Jethro and Stephen Watt. Other, unidentified 
Eastern European hacking accomplices are presumed to be still at large.

Gonzalez received three concurrent sentences last month, amounting to 20 
years in prison for his role in the hacks of TJX, Hannaford Brothers, 
Heartland Payment Systems and others, which resulted in the theft of 
more than 200 million credit- and debit-card numbers. After his arrest, 
Gonzalez led investigators to a stash of more than $1 million in cash 
buried in a barrel in his parents. backyard.

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