From Iceland — "Siggi The Hacker" Gets 3 Years In Prison

“Siggi The Hacker” Gets 3 Years In Prison

Published September 25, 2015

Andie Sophia Fontaine
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Hörður Sveinsson

Sigurður Ingi “Siggi the Hacker” Þórðarson has been sentenced to three years in prison for sexually assaulting nine boys on multiple occasions.

Vísir reports that Siggi was convicted in Reykjanes District Court after confessing to the charges against him. He admitted to having sexually assaulted one boy 40 times, and assaulting the others 15 times.

In addition to the prison sentence, Siggi was also sentenced to cover the prosecution’s legal costs, which total 6 million ISK. He was also sentenced to pay damages to the survivors totaling 8.6 million ISK.

As Grapevine reported, Siggi, at the time a volunteer for Wikileaks, was funneling 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.

Part of that history includes, according to police, pretending to be Julian Assange online and soliciting for donations, tricking three men in Luxembourg into giving him about 2.5 million ISK for the purpose of setting up a bank account in their name (which he never did), and using the credit card of a company to which he did not even belong to buy goods and services totaling in the millions.

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.



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