Ex-Reuters Editor Asks 9th Circ. To Undo Hacking Conviction

Law360, New York (August 26, 2016, 7:42 PM EDT) -- Reuters' former social media editor Matthew Keys has urged the Ninth Circuit to overturn his conviction for helping a hacker group break into the Los Angeles Times' website and alter content, arguing that prosecutors introduced "irrelevant and highly prejudicial" evidence and damages theories at trial. 

In a 55-page opening brief Wednesday, Keys slammed his October conviction on three charges under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, including conspiracy to make unauthorized changes to the Tribune Co.'s websites and damage the company's computer systems, and for transmitting malicious code.

Keys — who reported to prison on Aug. 4 after the Ninth Circuit...

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