The more I read....
...about Sabu, the more spineless and snivelling I consider him.
I'm not young enough to think there's ever really been honour amongst thieves (or other classes of criminal), but to actively encourage someone to do something that you're helping to ensure will see them handed 20 years of jail time is despicable.
Ensuring someone else serves your jail time for you is the mark of a coward. Stay out of other peoples computers and you'll stay out of jail. If you want to take the risk and you get caught, then YOU have been caught: don't entrap others into doing what you've been doing so you can bargain your time down to nothing.