SALT LAKE CITY -- An Ohio man linked to the hacker collective "Anonymous" pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of breaching the websites of the Utah Chiefs of Police Association and the Salt Lake City Police Department.
FBI agents say 21-year-old John Anthony Borell III took credit for the attacks on Twitter.
Borell appeared with a public defender at federal court in Salt Lake City after being released from a halfway house for the appearance.
Prosecutors say Borell faces 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted on two counts of computer intrusion.
FBI agents say they don't know what motivated an Ohio man to tamper with the Utah police websites in January.
Borell and his lawyer refused comment.
By PAUL FOY Associated Press
The Associated Press