The proverbial shit has just hit the very real fan for Matthew Keys, a former web producer at the Tribune Company-owned KTXL FOX 40 television station in Sacramento, Calif. Keys, 26, has been indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice for "allegedly conspiring with members of the hacker group “Anonymous” to hack into and alter a Tribune Company website." 

According to the nine-page indictment, Keys, who's now employed by Reuters, met some members of Anonymous on a forum in December 2010 and provided them with the login credentials needed to access the Tribune Company server. Once one of the Anonymous members gained access to the server, the hacker defaced a story on the L.A. Times website. This all happened after Keys was fired from the Tribune Company. 

The arraignment for the case is scheduled for April 12. According to the U.S. D.O.J, Keys, if convicted, is facing up to 10 years in prison and "three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000 for each count."

[via U.S. D.O.J., Politico