Reykjanes District Court has handed Sigurður Ingi Þórðarson, also known as “Siggi Hacker,” a two year prison sentence for fraud. In all Sigurður admitted guilt to embezzling, defrauding and stealing about 30 million ISK, reports MBL.
As reported, Sigurður faced a total of 18 counts of charges, ranging from funnelling millions into a private bank account from Wikileaks to using the accounts of companies to which he did not belong to buy everything from laptops to fast food.
Sigurður was volunteering for Wikileaks at the time and was funnelling money from Wikileaks donations into his private bank account. The embezzlement came to light in 2011, but even then police said he had a history of theft and fraudulent activities. In fact this is not Sigurður’s first encounter with the law. In 2013, he was also convicted of sexual assault against a 17-year-old boy.
The prosecutor in the case against Sigurður called for a serious sentence, questioning Sigurður’s mental state and insisting he had little to no remorse for his actions. Additionally, he requested a harsh sentence as the crimes were not only a gross ethical violation but also carried out over a two year period.
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