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After Amero Case, Antispyware Group Sees More Fights Ahead

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 01:58 PM

Amero is still facing charges, but last week a judge set aside the guilty verdict, paving the way for a new trial, and keeping Amero out of jail for the time being.
Now, some of those involved in Amero's case want to help others who may be in a similar position. On Saturday, they started a new project, called The Julie Group, to help others who may be falsely accused of crimes because of spyware.

"We've noticed that this is a general problem," said Sunbelt Software Inc. CEO Alex Eckelberry, a member of the project who was an early campaigner in the Julie Amero case. "There are other people who have run into similar situations."

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 07:40 PM

Here is a little update regarding this case. It looks like the case is finally closed!

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 08:31 AM

yano was faster :thumbsup:. Here is what SCMagazine wrote.

Here is the post by Alex Eckelbery and this.

Edited by Yourhighness, 25 November 2008 - 08:36 AM.

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 09:49 PM

This case reminds me of the Duke lacrosse players' fiasco. From that a new word was coined that I think applies here. She was "Nifonged".

I also think if she was in good health and was financially able to, she could of called the prosecutor's bluff gone to trial and WON. I don't know any specifics of her health problems, but we all know that stress can bring on many maladies.

Confronted with evidence compiled by forensic computer experts, Strackbein ordered a new trial, saying the conviction was based on "erroneous" and "false information."

But since that dramatic reversal, local officials, police and state prosecutors were unwilling to admit that a mistake may have been made -- even after computer experts from around the country demonstrated that Amero's computer had been infected by "spyware."
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