Brett Hudson will plead guilty
(AP) A Hillsboro man is scheduled to plead guilty to sending anonymous YouTube threats in which he claimed to have hacked into the University of Pittsburgh's computer system on the heels of a series of unrelated disruptive bomb threats.
The defense attorney for 26-year-old Brett Hudson, of Hillsboro, Ohio, says his client plans to plead guilty before a federal judge in Pittsburgh Wednesday afternoon because he wants to get on with his life.
Hudson and 24-year-old Alexander Waterland, of Loveland, Ohio, are charged with conspiring to commit interstate extortion using a computer.
The FBI says the men claimed to be members of the hacking group Anonymous who had obtained confidential computer information on students and faculty.
That wasn't really true. Waterland has pleaded not guilty.