The former FOX40 web producer who is accused of handing out login information to the servers of his former employer's parent company to mischievous Internet vandals is denying the charges.
"I did not give a username and a password to anyone," Matthew Keys wrote on Facebook Wednesday, going on to deny each specific charge being brought against him in federal court. "My attorneys have said much of the same over the past few days, but I feel it might mean more coming from me directly."
Keys faces 25 years in prison if convicted on charges that he gave the login and password to a Tribune Company server to a member of an Anonymous offshoot who used the access to vandalized a Los Angeles Times article.
An attorney representing Keys pro-bono told the Huffington Post that Keys' online chats with hackers–where he allegedly told them to "go f*** some s*** up"–was part of an undercover report.
“This is a guy who went where he needed to go to get the story," the Huffington Post quoted Jay Leiderman as saying. "He went into the sort of dark corners of the Internet. He’s being prosecuted for that, for going to get the story."
Click here to read an earlier post on the charges against Keys.