Kim Zetter reports:
If TJX hacker Albert Gonzalez had gone to trial instead of pleading out, one man would have been the primary witness against him — accomplice Damon Patrick Toey.
Toey, identified often in court documents simply as “PT,” provided information that investigators say likely helped persuade Gonzalez to plead guilty last year to multiple crimes, which prosecutors are calling the most serious and largest identity theft crimes ever prosecuted.
On Thursday, Toey, 25, will be become the last of five U.S. defendants sentenced for the crimes — the others include Gonzalez, Christopher Scott, Humza Zaman, Jeremy Jethro and Stephen Watt. Other, unidentified East European hacking accomplices are presumed to be still at large.
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