Man charged in Pitt threats scheduled to plead guilty
One of two Ohio men charged with threatening a University of Pittsburgh official is scheduled to plead guilty on Sept. 25, according to a federal court document filed Tuesday.
A federal grand jury in August indicted Brett Hudson, 26, of Hillsboro on one count of conspiring with Alexander Waterland, 24, of Loveland to post a YouTube video and subsequent emails. The messages claimed that they had hacked a university computer and would release two gigabytes of student and faculty personal information unless Chancellor Mark Nordenberg publicly apologized for “failing” to protect students during two strings of bomb threats that terrorized the campus in March and April.
Waterland pleaded not guilty to the same charge in August.
The notice by U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti doesn’t provide details of the plea agreement between Hudson and the government.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office declined comment. Warner Mariani, Hudson’s attorney, and Anthony Bittner, Waterland’s attorney, couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.
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