On The FBI Raid, Barrett Brown Pastebin; March 7, 2012
The following was posted on pastebin in March of 2012 the day after the mother of Barret Brown’s home was raided.
Barrett was eventually arrested on September 12th, 2012. In 2015 he finally went to court after pleading guilty to charges of transmitting threats, accessory to a cyber-attack, and obstruction of justice. He was given a five-year prison term and ordered to pay nearly $900,000 in restitution and fines.
Barrett Brown :
As I have noted, the FBI raided my apartment in Dallas on the morning of March 6th. I was not there at the time; I had been given a vague warning that a raid was to take place the next day, so I went to my mom’s place, where she lives with her husband, who is out of town, on the 5th. On the morning of the 6th, three FBI agents came to my mom’s door and asked if I was there. She woke me up and I went down to talk to them. They told me that they’d executed a search warrant at my apartment and that the door had been broken in the process, and then asked me if I had any laptops with me here at my mom’s place that I wanted to give them. I responded in the negative, and they left. At that point I began taking calls and e-mails from the press regarding Sabu, whom I learned was in fact a degenerate pussy traitor who couldn’t face two fucking years in prison, making him the biggest pussy in the history of mankind. There were several people who came to this conclusion early on; I was not wise enough to be one of them. As to the various stunts he pulled in the months since his arrest – including but not limited to the unnecessary release of credit card information for Stratfor customers – we may never know to what extent such things were encouraged by his “Justice Department” handlers in an effort to discredit this movement. But I digress, lol. At any rate, the Feds came back a couple of hours later with a search warrant for my mom’s place – they fully intended to take a certain laptop, and did.
The documentation left with me by the FBI after the raid on my mother’s home states that the evidence they were looking for pertains to “conspiracy to obstruct justice, and the obstruction of justice, i.e. tampering with a victim, witness, or informant” and “conspiracy to access without authorization protected computers, and fraud and related activity in connection with computers (aiding and abetting), in whatever form, namely:
1. Records relating to HBGary;
2. Records relating to Infragard;
3. Records relating to Endgame Systems;
4. Records relating to Anonymous;
5. Records relating to Lulzsec;
6. Records relating to IRC chat;
7. Records relating to Twitter;
8. Records relating to wiki.echelon2.org;
9. Records relating to pastebin.com;”
… and then goes on to list computers and anything relating to them as things to be seized.
I am happy to post this list as it contains the names of two firms – HBGary and Endgame Systems – which I will now have particular opportunity to discuss, in a more public setting, as this matter proceeds.