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Following indictment, Reuters suspends Matthew Keys with pay


As Twitchy reported on Thursday, a three-count indictment alleges that Reuters’ Matthew Keys conspired with Anonymous to hack into a Tribune Company website.

Politico reports that Keys has been suspended with pay.

Matthew Keys suspended at Reuters — with pay… via @politico

— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) March 15, 2013

This isn’t the first time Keys has been in trouble with Reuters since joining the company in 2012.

Reuters: Matthew Keys was reprimanded last year for creating @pendinglarry to mock Google CEO Page

— Michael van Poppel (@mpoppel) March 15, 2013

On Thursday, Keys tweeted, “I found out the same way most of you did: From Twitter.” New York magazine notes that it probably wasn’t much of a surprise.

FBI tells @intelligencer it searched Matthew Keys’s home in October 2012

— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) March 15, 2013

Keys clarified his tweet today.

Good morning. Still fine. To clarify this tweet from yesterday, I found out about the *indictment* from Twitter –

— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) March 15, 2013


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