Federal prosecutors try to put hacker behind bars for 25 years
As is quite usual in such cases, defense pleads insanity. They're saying he has Asperger's syndrome, which is a mild form of autism. Luckily, the prosecution have enough chat logs and other evidence showing him interacting with others "normally" to make the case that he does not really have Asperger's.
Gonzalez may face a sentence of 17 to 25 years, which would be the longest sentence ever imposed on an identity thief in the U.S.