Barrett Brown, whose column received the 2016 National Magazine Award for columns and commentary, is the founder of Project PM, a crowd-sourced investigation into the cyber-industrial complex. In 2012, the FBI raided his house, and later that year Brown was indicted on 12 federal charges relating to the 2011 Stratfor hack. The most controversial charge, linking to the hacked data, was dropped, but in 2015 Brown was sentenced to 63 months in prison. He was released to a half-way house on Nov. 29, 2016.
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