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DALLAS (AP) – A Dallas man whose online activities linked to hackers landed him under federal indictment is scheduled for sentencing in federal court.

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Barrett Lancaster Brown will be sentenced Thursday in Dallas.

The 33-year-old Brown was a writer often quoted on the workings of Anonymous, the worldwide hacking collective that has staged cyber-attacks on governments and businesses.

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He cultivated attention and followers on the Internet but came under federal investigation for posting a link to data stolen from an Austin, Texas-based defense contractor, Stratfor.

FBI agents arrested him two years ago, shortly after he posted YouTube videos threatening an agent by name.

He pleaded guilty in April to a greatly reduced set of charges but still faces more than eight years in prison.

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