De procureur van het Los Angeles district heeft z'n zaak tegen Kevin Mitnick (beroemdste hacker op deze aardkloot) gedropt. Hier heb een hap uit een nieuwsbericht van MSNBC:
The Los Angeles district attorney gave Kevin Mitnick a birthday present Friday, dropping its six-year-old computer hacking case against the convicted hacker. That development could speed the release of the 35-year-old hacker, removing an obstacle that could have prevented Mitnick from going free from federal prison soon after he is formally sentenced Monday in an unrelated federal case.
Harris’ action clears the way for Mitnick’s freedom. He is due to be sentenced in federal court for several hacking charges he pleaded guilty to in March. His attorney in the federal case, Donald Randolph of L.A.’s Randolph & Levanas, said he will ask Central District Judge Mariana Pfaelzer to order Mitnick into a halfway house after formally sentencing him to 68 months in prison.
Randolph said he is optimistic Pfaelzer will grant the request, but if she doesn’t Mitnick is set to go free sometime in January.