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Feds Drop Two of Three Charges Against "Hacker" Gambler

FuzzNugget (2840687) writes | about a year ago

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FuzzNugget (2840687) writes "According to Wired, the two CFAA charges that were laid against the man who exploited a software bug on a video poker machine have been officially dismissed.

Says Wired: "[U.S. District Judge Miranda] Du had asked prosecutors to defend their use of the federal anti-hacking law by Wednesday, in light of a recent 9th Circuit ruling that reigned in the scope of the CFAA. The dismissal leaves John Kane, 54, and Andre Nestor, 41, facing a single remaining charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud"

Kane's lawyer agreed, stating, "The case never should have been filed under the CFAA, it should have been just a straight wire fraud case. And I’m not sure its even a wire fraud. I guess we’ll find out when we go to trial.”"

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It's theft (1)

schwit1 (797399) | about a year ago | (#43659203)

If the bug did the reverse and the machine owner knowingly fleeced players he would be going to jail. How is this different?

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