A former Anonymous hacker who faced 26 years in prison for staging global cyber-attacks, was set free by a judge who credited him with helping prevent at least 300 such intrusions, including one on the U.S. Senate website.
New York City can enforce a ban on the use of public schools for worship services, a U.S. appeals court said, restricting a judge’s temporary halt on the ban to only the group that brought the lawsuit.
Joseph Collins, Refco Inc.’s former outside lawyer, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for helping ex-Chief Executive Officer Phillip Bennett and other company officials defraud investors of $2.4 billion.
Hector Xavier Monsegur, a hacker with the group Anonymous cooperating in a U.S. probe, won’t face prosecution on charges including attempted drug- dealing and illegal gun possesion, according to a plea deal.
BP Plc and plaintiffs suing over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill are discussing a $14 billion accord that would be funded with money originally set aside by the company for out-of-court settlements, according to three people familiar with the talks.