TAMPA, Fla — A 17-year-old accused of being the "mastermind" behind hacking prominent Twitter accounts over the summer appeared Wednesday afternoon before a judge.
The hearing was quick as Graham Clark's attorney noted the defense team had just received a plea offer from prosecutors. Both sides will reconvene in court again on March 16 after Clark's side takes time to consider the offer.
Details of the plea offer were not immediately made public. 10 Tampa Bay has reached out to the state attorney's office in Hillsborough County for specifics.
Clark is one of three people facing charges for their alleged roles in the July 15 hack of prominent Twitter accounts, including that of former President Barack Obama and SpaceX founder Elon Musk. In total, the U.S. Department of Justice says approximately 130 Twitter accounts were compromised.
Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren called Clark the "mastermind" behind the hack when it happened back in July 2020.
Warren said Clark is facing 30 charges for allegedly "scamming people across America."
In August 2020, Clark entered a not guilty plea.
- Fallen Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Deputy Michael Magli laid to rest
- Tiger Woods injured in roll-over crash in Los Angeles, Sheriff's Dept. says
- CVS becomes the latest pharmacy to offer COVID-19 vaccines
- Manatee County commissioner under investigation for picking ZIP codes for vaccinations, 'VIP' list
- Report: Questions arise about special vaccine access in upscale Sarasota community
- St. Petersburg to rename library in honor of former President Barack Obama
►Breaking news and weather alerts: Get the free 10 Tampa Bay app
►Stay In the Know! Sign up now for the Brightside Blend Newsletter