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Judge officially tosses conviction in MySpace case

Lori Drew now can officially quit worrying about her conviction in a MySpace case. Drew was convicted following the suicide of 13-year-old Megan Meier of Dardenne Prairie. Megan killed herself after receiving harassing messages from a fictitious teenage boy on ...

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Judge tosses Lori Drew’s conviction

Lori Drew has prevailed after all. A federal judge in California this afternoon threw out the conviction for her role in a St. Louis area teenager's suicide. Drew had faced a maximum sentence of three years in prison. Instead, U.S. District Judge George Wu threw out her misdemeanor computer fraud conviction. Prosecutors charged Drew using a novel application of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a law previously used largely to prosecute computer hackers.

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