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Donors to Journalist Barrett Brown’s Defense Fund Sue DOJ, FBI

A federal complaint filed in California accuses the Department of Justice of trying to collect the names of anonymous donors to a legal defense fund for journalist Barrett Brown, who had been imprisoned for four years prior to his release in November.

Imprisoned Journalist & Whistleblower Barrett Brown Released

Barrett Brown, a Texas-based journalist who was imprisoned by federal authorities following a raid of both his apartment and his mother’s house amid his own investigations into government defense contractors, was released from prison Tuesday, five months prior to his scheduled release date. Brown, who pleaded guilty two years ago to three Internet threats, accessory after the fact, and interfering with the execution of a search warrant, had originally been charged with more than a dozen crimes and faced more than 100 years in prison. A majority of the charges were dropped after his lawyers challenged the wisdom of the allegations in court.

Lawyer: Barrett Brown is Remorseful, Will Continue Journalism

“The reality is that Barrett had wanted to take responsibility for everything that he actually did."