Jerome Heckenkamp had angered judges, claimed he was framed. Plea ends years of pre-trial wrangling but leaves some trial issues unresolved.
Jerome Heckenkamp pleaded guilty on January 29 to defacing the online auction house eBay and penetrating systems at the San Diego-based telecommunication equipment maker Qualcomm. Heckenkamp admitted to penetrating the systems of Exodus Communications, Juniper Networks, Lycos, and Cygnus Solutions. His pre-trial claims had angered a judge into declaring him a flight risk.
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