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MySpace: Lori Drew off the hook on conspiracy, convicted for computer fraud November 27, 2008

Posted by cyberpatrol in cyberbullying, cybercrime, Hacking, myspace, stalking.
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New York Times, 27 November 2008

A federal jury here issued what legal experts said was the country’s first cyberbullying verdict Wednesday, convicting a Missouri woman of three misdemeanor charges of computer fraud for her involvement in creating a phony account on MySpace to trick a teenager, who later committed suicide.

The jury deadlocked on a fourth count of conspiracy against the woman, Lori Drew, 49, and the judge, George H. Wu of Federal District Court, declared a mistrial on that charge. (more)

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