Hector Monsegur, better known as Sabu of the LulzSec hacker group, is not being sentenced today. It appears the United States government still needs his services.A few hours ago, Cryptome announced that the sentencing was postponed once again. However, a new date hasn’t been set yet.
This is the seventh time the sentencing date is adjourned. On March 31, 2014, the government asked that the April 2 sentencing be adjourned “in order to allow the parties additional time to complete their sentencing submissions.”
Since the government only requested a delay of just over a month, many believed that he would finally be sentenced.
Monsegur was arrested in June 2011. That’s when he started helping US authorities. He contributed to the arrest of other members of the LulzSec group, but he’s also said to have provided assistance for cyberattacks on foreign governments.
The initial sentencing date was August 2012, but the decision was postponed to February 2013, then to August 2013, then to October 2013, then to January 2014, then to April 2014, and to May 2014.
He’s obviously a valuable asset to the government, so when he should finally be sentenced, he’ll likely get much less than Jeremy Hammond, the hacktivist sentenced to 10 years in prison after Sabu instructed him to hack into the systems of Stratfor.