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This gentleman was picked up in a late night FBI raid last year for doing some pretty crazy computer shit.  But what's weirder is this was all happening in our backyard at 2900 S. Quinn, right off of McGuane Park. 

The indictment is an interesting read, including news about how the Feds staked out the house during Feb-March of 2012 and tapped the bajeezus out of the building.  But what caught our eye was the hacker's strict adherence to an old lady neighborhood rule -- never use the front door:

More from Huffington Post:

Jeremy Hammond, Anonymous Hacker, Pleads Guilty To Stratfor Attack

A member of the hacker group Anonymous who considers himself an "electronic Robin Hood" pleaded guilty Tuesday to hacking a private intelligence firm and several websites, stealing e-mails and credit card data belonging to nearly 1 million people.

Jeremy Hammond, 28, admitted to helping with a December 2011 attack that breached the computer network of Stratfor Global Intelligence Service, or Stratfor, a Texas-based company that provides geopolitical analysis for clients including government agencies. He also pleaded guilty to hacking several websites, including the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association, the

FBI's Virtual Academy and the sheriff's office in Jefferson County, Ala.
He faced a total more than 30 years in prison before choosing a plea deal, and now faces up to a decade in prison when he is sentenced on Sept. 6.

"Now that I have pleaded guilty, it is a relief to be able to say that I did work with Anonymous to hack Stratfor, among other websites," Hammond said in a statement Tuesday.
Hammond claims he was an activist fighting for greater transparency.

"I did this because I believe people have a right to know what governments and corporations are doing behind closed doors," he said in his statement on Tuesday. "I did what I believe is right."
But federal prosecutors have painted a different picture.

“While he billed himself as fighting for an anarchist cause, in reality, Jeremy Hammond caused personal and financial chaos for individuals whose identities and money he took and for companies whose businesses he decided he didn’t like," Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement. "He was nothing more than a repeat offender cybercriminal who thought that because of his computer savvy he was above the law that binds and protects all of us."

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