As Free Barrett Brown explains, Brown pled guilty to three counts: transmitting a threat in interstate commerce, accessory after the fact to unauthorized access to a protected computer, and interfering with the execution of a search warrant.
The three charges could result in a prison term of up to eight and a half years, though he's expected to serve less than that -- and Brown has already served almost 20 months in prison. "Under federal guidelines, he's also eligible for three months credit per each year served," Free Barrett Brown director Kevin Gallagher told Motherboard.
"While we welcome the sunshine, some aspects of this case, such as the detention hearing, still remain sealed for no justifiable reason," Gallagher added.
Brown's re-arraignment hearing is scheduled for April 29, 2014.