A former Reuters editor convicted of conspiring with hackers to deface the Los Angeles Times website in 2010 was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison. Matthew Keys, who had faced up to 25 years in prison, continued to assert his innocence and said he plans to appeal the sentencing.
"A prison sentence is not what we were going for, but it could have been worse considering," Keys told CNET sister site ZDNet. "My lawyers feel I am a good candidate for having the sentence stayed pending appeal, and we intend to file a motion seeking just that."
Keys, who was deputy social media editor at Reuters when he was indicted in 2013, is set to surrender on June 15.