Ohio man sentenced for Pitt online threats

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Ohio man who made online threats against the University of Pittsburgh has been sentenced to three months in a halfway house, three months of home confinement, and two years of probation.

U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti sentenced 27-year-old Brett Hudson, of Hillsboro, Ohio at a Monday morning hearing. Hudson didn’t speak, and Conti says the sentence was based on recommendations from prosecutors.

Hudson is one of two Ohio men who claimed in the spring of 2012 to have obtained confidential information on Pitt students and faculty. In anonymous YouTube posts they threatened to release the data just as the university finished dealing with a series of unrelated bomb threats.

Alexander Waterland, of Loveland, Ohio, has already been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison.

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