Adrian Lamo says he'll accept plea bargain
Lamo, who is facing a pair of federal felony charges for allegedly breaking into The Times' network and running up the bill on a subscriber-only news-archiving service, surrendered to the FBI in September and is out on bail.
In a telephone interview Monday, Lamo said the plea bargain could include a sentence of six months of home detention. Under federal guidelines, a judge has significant discretion in sentencing a defendant, and the plea agreement does not include a specific recommendation.
"The alternative would essentially destroy my family," Lamo said, adding that, "I've always said that for every action I've ever taken, I'm willing to own up to the consequences."
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