Matt DeHart, Anonymous activist and alleged WikiLeaks courier, was formally arraigned today, but did not appear in court. Matt is pleading not guilty to all charges against him, so waved his formal court appearance and pled not guilty by submitting papers to the court. He remains imprisoned in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Matt’s next court appearance will be 14 April 2015, for a hearing as to whether New York-based Tor Ekeland, who is a computer crime specialist, will be allowed to represent him with regards to the charges filed in Tennessee. US regulations generally require out-of-state lawyers to get permission from the local bar association or court, with rules on this varying widely from state to state. Matt ’s legal costs are already mounting, and his trial has yet to begin. He urgently needs your help — please donate to his defense fund here.
We will report on that hearing and further developments as they unfold.
On Monday, April 13, 2015, Judge Trauger granted a motion to continue the April 14 Pro Hac Vice hearing. It has been rescheduled for 1 PM on Monday, May 11, 2015.