A couple of days ago, we learned that the sentencing of Hector Xavier Monsegur, better known as Sabu, the leader of the notorious LulzSec hacker collective, was postponed once again. At the time, there was no reason provided for the decision.
However, on Monday, a fax from the US Attorney of the Southern District of New York shed some light into the matter. It appears that the government still needs Monsegur, so his sentencing was pushed back for another 6 months.
“The government respectfully submits this letter to request an adjournment of the sentencing control date in this matter from February 22, 2013 to August 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM in light of the defendant’s ongoing cooperation with the government,” reads the document obtained by Ars Technica.
This is the second time that Monsegur’s sentencing is postponed at the request of authorities. The first adjournment request was made back in August 2012.