A sophisticated computer hacker who allegedly participated in a conspiracy that netted more than 40 million credit and debit card accounts from at least nine corporations has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy charges, capping one of the largest-ever identity theft prosecutions. The prosecution of Albert Gonzalez has been closely watched due to the sheer size of the cases, the involvement of Fortune 500 companies and the extraordinary measures the government has taken to control its evidence.
Computer Hacker to Plead Guilty in Major ID Theft Case
The National Law Journal
August 31, 2009