Prosecutors Drop Hacking Charges in Video Poker Case

Las Vegas prosecutors targeting two men who took advantage of a software bug to win a small fortune at video poker have dropped all hacking charges from the case, cashing out an 18-month legal battle over the applicability of the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The dismissal leaves John Kane, 54, and Andre Nestor, 41, facing a single remaining charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud — another federal law that generally criminalizes fraudulent schemes that use wire communications.

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