Plea Deal In Works As Admitted Miley Cyrus Hacker Debriefs With FBI

The Tennessee man who has admitted hacking Miley Cyrus’s e-mail and MySpace accounts is being debriefed by FBI agents as a prelude to him pleading guilty to unrelated federal criminal charges, according to a U.S. District Court filing.

In seeking a recent court continuance, the lawyer for Joshua Holly revealed that he and his 21-year-old client have met with an FBI case agent “for the purposes of a proffer” and that they needed extra time to “have a further meeting(s) to continue that proffer.”

The lawyer, Sumter Camp, noted in an April 14 affidavit that the proffer came as “a prelude to a settlement in this case.”

During a proffer session, a defendant can provide law enforcement officials with details of their criminal activity (and that of others), but those admissions cannot be used against them at trial. The proffer allows investigators to get a clear picture of what the defendant has to offer in exchange for a plea deal.

In Holly’s case, the debriefing sessions would likely touch on his extensive spamming and hacking escapades. When the FBI raided his Murfreesboro home in October 2008, Holly, who uses the online handle Train Req, told an agent that he often gained unauthorized access to “accounts belonging to celebrities” and used them to send out unauthorized spam messages. He targeted celebrities because the “high volume of Internet traffic they attracted" helped to cloak his illegal activities.

Holly, pictured in the above mug shot, did not return a voicemail message. Camp, a federal public defender, did not return a message left at his Nashville office.

Comments (7)

Yep, he's being "Debriefed" every night..Assuming convincts have the luxury of underwear.
Looks physically unhealthy. Too much time on the computer, methinks.
Another soulless ginger overstepping his moral boundaries.
Proffer will result in more arrests of his elite circle of hackers who subsequently had previously absconded from apprehension.
Is that a mug shot or a death certificate photo? OMG! There really ARE zombies and they're committing crimes. No, wait....GOLLUM! Is that you?
It does look as if he's been staring into a monitor for hours on end. Which means little to no social interaction. And I wouldn't assume he's lost his virginity either, although it wouldn't surprise me if his keyboard is sticky! Needs to realize the Internet is a tool to use to enhance your life, not envelope it! Doubt he's ever had a date. Sad.
At least he finally lost his virginity...