In a phone interview Monday, Swartz’s attorney Elliot Peters
accused Massachusetts assistant U.S. attorney Stephen Heymann of
pursuing federal charges against Swartz to gain publicity.
Heymann was looking for “some juicy looking computer crime cases
and Aaron’s case, sadly for Aaron, fit the bill,” Peters said.
Heymann, Peters believes, thought the Swartz case “was going to
receive press and he was going to be a tough guy and read his name
in the newspaper.”
Despicable. A betrayal of the word “justice”.