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Former Fox 40 Journalist Gets Prison Time For LA Times' Website Hack

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

In this April 23, 2013 file photo, Matthew Keys, right, walks to the federal courthouse for his arraignment with his attorney Jason Leiderman, in Sacramento, Calif.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

(AP) - The Latest on the sentencing of a journalist convicted of helping hack the Los Angeles Times' website (all times local):

3:20 p.m.

A former Sacramento TV journalist has been sentenced to two years in federal prison after he was convicted of conspiring with the hacking group Anonymous to break into the Los Angeles Times' website and alter a story.

Federal prosecutors in Sacramento say despite his role in the news media, 29-year-old Matthew Keys of Vacaville was simply a disgruntled employee striking back at his former employer.

U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller sentenced him Wednesday after he was convicted of providing login credentials to The Tribune Co.'s computer system.

The company owns the Los Angeles Times and FOX affiliate KTXL-TV in Sacramento, where Keys worked until he was fired two months before the 2010 hacking.

When charges were filed in 2013, he was fired from his then-employer, the Reuters news agency.

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10:15 a.m.

A social media journalist is set for sentencing after he was convicted of conspiring with the hacking group Anonymous to break into the Los Angeles Times' website and alter a story.

Federal prosecutors in Sacramento say despite his role in the news media, 29-year-old Matthew Keys of Vacaville was simply a disgruntled employee striking back at his former employer.

His sentencing is set for Wednesday.

He was convicted of providing login credentials to The Tribune Co.'s computer system.

The company owns the Los Angeles Times and FOX affiliate KTXL-TV in Sacramento, where Keys worked until he was fired two months before the 2010 hacking.

When charges were filed in 2013, he was fired from his then-employer, the Reuters news agency.

His attorneys call the hacking a relatively harmless prank.