By Steve Neavling
A journalist convicted of hacking Wednesday claims the FBI provided misleading evidence in his case because he would not reveal a source, the Washington Post reports.
Matthew Keys, a former Reuters social media editor, was accused of providing login credentials to a group of hackers who broke into the Los Angeles Times’ networks to alter an online story.
“The FBI agent admitted on the stand to editing chat logs,” Matthew Keys said in an interview Wednesday night. “They presented this case with edited and misleading evidence and facts that told a brilliant story that was total bulls––t.”
Keys, who was found guilty on three counts of hacking, faces up to 25 years in prison when sentenced.
The Justice Department denied any wrongdoing.