Website of Wuterich’s Lawyers Hacked

Group known as Anonymous takes responsibility for stunt

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A group of hackers known as Anonymous said they defaced a website and stole files and emails from attorneys who represented Camp Pendleton's Frank Wuterich in a case involving the deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians, according to the North County Times.

The NCT reports that two of Wuterich's attorneys, Neal Puckett and Haytham Faraj, had their site hacked and files stolen.

Both Puckett and Faraj represented Wuterich who pleaded guilty to negligent dereliction of duty in assaults by his squad that killed 24 unarmed Iraqis after a roadside bomb killed a Marine in the town of Haditha in 2005.

On Jan. 24 the judge in Wuterich's case ruled that the Marine would serve no time.

In a statement, Wuterich said, "The truth is: I never fired any weapon at any women or children that day."

Wuterich added that his guilty plea should not suggest that he believes his men behaved badly or that they  acted in any way that was dishonorable to their country.

Puckett told the NCT that he has filed a complaint with the FBI over the hacking.

Anonymous, reportedly plans to release information it found about the Haditha case, which has Puckett concerned that confidential matters between the attorneys and all their clients will become public.

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