- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on the sentencing of a journalist convicted of helping hack the Los Angeles Times’ website (all times local):

4 p.m.

Attorneys plan to appeal the conviction of a well-known social media journalist who was sentenced for conspiring with the hacking group Anonymous to break into the Los Angeles Times’ website and alter a story.

A federal judge in Sacramento sentenced 29-year-old Matthew Keys of Vacaville to two years in prison on Wednesday. He was convicted of providing login credentials to The Tribune Co.’s computer system.

The company owns the Los Angeles Times and FOX affiliate KTXL-TV in Sacramento, where Keys worked until he was fired two months before the 2010 hacking.



Attorney Jay Leiderman says he wanted probation for what defense attorneys say was a relatively harmless prank that caused no lasting damage.

When charges were filed in 2013, Keys was fired from his then-employer, the Reuters news agency.

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3:20 p.m.

A well-known social media journalist has been sentenced to two years in federal prison after he was convicted of conspiring with the hacking group Anonymous to break into the Los Angeles Times’ website and alter a story.

Federal prosecutors in Sacramento say despite his role in the news media, 29-year-old Matthew Keys of Vacaville was simply a disgruntled employee striking back at his former employer.

U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller sentenced him Wednesday after he was convicted of providing login credentials to The Tribune Co.’s computer system.

The company owns the Los Angeles Times and FOX affiliate KTXL-TV in Sacramento, where Keys worked until he was fired two months before the 2010 hacking.

When charges were filed in 2013, he was fired from his then-employer, the Reuters news agency.

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10:15 a.m.

A well-known social media journalist is set for sentencing after he was convicted of conspiring with the hacking group Anonymous to break into the Los Angeles Times’ website and alter a story.

Federal prosecutors in Sacramento say despite his role in the news media, 29-year-old Matthew Keys of Vacaville was simply a disgruntled employee striking back at his former employer.

His sentencing is set for Wednesday.

He was convicted of providing login credentials to The Tribune Co.’s computer system.

The company owns the Los Angeles Times and FOX affiliate KTXL-TV in Sacramento, where Keys worked until he was fired two months before the 2010 hacking.

When charges were filed in 2013, he was fired from his then-employer, the Reuters news agency.

His attorneys call the hacking a relatively harmless prank.

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