Back in May, she admitted to helping her son hide two laptops from federal agents that were investigating the activist. The laptops were hidden in a kitchen cabinet just as FBI agents were executing a search warrant.
As per the plea agreement, McCutchin faces up to 12 months in prison and a fine of up to $100,000 (€75,000).
In the meantime, the case of Barrett Brown continues. He is accused, among other things, of threatening a federal agent in a video published on YouTube, and posting links to information stolen by Anonymous hackers from the think tank Stratfor.
He faces up to 105 years in prison and substantial fines.