Last May Somali pirate Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse made an about face and pled guilty to hostage-taking, kidnapping, hijacking and conspiracy in the 2009 taking of the ship the Maersk Alabama (as well as two others). Today he was sentenced to 33 years and nine months in prison—the maximum penalty. "I got my hands into something that was more powerful than me, and I have been sorry about what I did," he said through an interpreter before the sentence was delivered. "I got my hands into something that was more powerful than me."