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Matt DeHart sentencing scheduled for 22 February in Tennessee

Former Air National Guard intelligence analyst and alleged WikiLeaks and Anonymous courier Matt DeHart, cornered by the US government into a plea deal under the threat of 40 years in jail, will be sentenced on 22 February 2016, at 11:30 CST at the Nashville, TN Federal Court House.

Matt is expected to be sentenced to what the government recommends, which under the plea deal will be a total of seven and a half years — minus his three and a half years of time served, though as Matt’s lawyer Tor Ekeland says, “The court is not bound by the recommendations of the government and can impose any sentence it wishes up to the statutory maximum. Customarily, however, courts sentence according to the parameters of a plea agreement between the government and defendant.”

See our report on Matt’s plea deal here and see a timeline and full accounting of Matt’s story here.