Twitter hacker pleads not guilty to twitter hack as defense attempts to lower bail from $725k. At an appearance in Hillsborough County Courthouse, Florida, on Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Times reported, Graham Ivan Clark had pleaded not guilty to all 30 charges against him by U.S. authorities.
In a bail hearing Wednesday, Clark’s attorney said the $725,000 bail posted Saturday was “grossly inappropriate” with the $117,000 believed to have been gained in July’s hack.
The defense argued Florida law only requires monetary conditions for bail for those accused of dangerous crimes.
Clark was investigated last year by California authorities who confiscated 400 bitcoin and subsequently returned 300. The defense claims the return of the bitcoin legitimizes them but prosecutors allege the cryptocurrency was illegally acquired.
State prosecutors opposed the defense ‘s argument, arguing that if Clark has access to an electronic device, he poses a threat.
The defense said the court could “fashion” a bail under which Clark hands over $117,000, forfeits if convicted, and returns if not, as well as limits his access to the internet and mobile devices.
Conducted over Zoom, public access to the call was abruptly restricted after a series of loud interruptions or “zoom bombs.” The ultimate outcome of the hearing is not known as yet.