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Peter Adekeye Freed, Judge Outraged At Cisco's Involvement 271

Posted by timothy
from the corporatism-with-a-bullet dept.
puppetman writes "Ars Technica has an article relating the recent release of Peter Adekeye, a former Cisco employee who was arrested in Canada on trumped-up charges that appear to have been fabricated by Cisco. Slashdot covered the story back in April, 2011, during which time Mr Adekeye was still being detained. In the ruling, the judge squashed the US extradition request, rebuked both the Canadian and American authorities for 'an appalling abuse of process,' and goes as far as to say that the criminal proceeding was launched on behalf of Cisco, to mirror the civil proceedings that Mr Adekeye had launched against the powerful Cisco." The full judgement (PDF) is quite readable and damning.
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Peter Adekeye Freed, Judge Outraged At Cisco's Involvement

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  • Yay. (Score:5, Insightful)

    by IonOtter (629215) on Thursday July 21, 2011 @09:43PM (#36842098) Homepage

    Great. It's "damning". Yay.

    Will we see any penalties for Cisco breaking the law?

    *crickets*

    • Good thing they aren't dealing with the UN. We all know how scary their actions are.

    • years from now, maybe 10, maybe 20, there will be other cases like this.

      the defense attorneys will go "Look, what the courts already ruled in 2011. Look what the judge said."

      Judges in the US often rely heavily on precedent, and the future judge will go "oh. . . wow. that judge was pissed. dismissed with prejudice!"

      • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 21, 2011 @10:10PM (#36842282)

        They don't rely much on Canadian precedent, though.

        • Canadian courts do, eh?

        • extradition cases (Score:5, Interesting)

          by decora (1710862) on Friday July 22, 2011 @12:17AM (#36842842) Journal

          linuxrocks points out that Canadian courts will look at this precedent, even if American's don't.

          however the DOJ has to deal with courts in other countries. especially in extradition cases, of course.

          cases like this are embarassements. when other countries completely trash our justice system, it looks bad, it makes the US look bad, and it makes the president look bad. this is not some crazy anti-american judge in a dictatorship, this is an ordinary canadian judge, whose justice system largely derives from the same source (english common law) as ours does.

          its not just about the precedent in US law... the DOJ has to look at what a Canadian court is likely to do, before it orders extradition. So the US prosecutors will be looking at the history of Canadian law, and deciding whether or not they have a chance of extraditing someone, before they spend all of the time and money, and risk embarassing losses, to actually try to do it.

        • by poetmatt (793785)

          US Judges typically follow things on a global level to some degree...while they probably won't cite it as precedent it can be sure that for such a high profile case that judges are well aware of what's happened here.

    • Re:Yay. (Score:5, Interesting)

      by Esteanil (710082) on Thursday July 21, 2011 @10:13PM (#36842300) Homepage Journal

      The current judgement was only to apply the 'stay of proceedings' on the extradition request, as that was what the client sought. It appears Mr. Adekeye will be launching a claim against Cisco, and hopefully this will get the mainstream media on the story.

      He's been trying to enter the U.S. for years, but would not break visa (which has also apparently been used against him, and Cisco attemting contempt of court pleadings even though they very clearly knew exactly why he was not there, and where he was.

      Claiming he was a Nigerian citizen pretending to travel under a U.K. password and 'claiming to live in Switzerland'. This lie was repeated during the extradition request to the Canadian authorities, even though his completely valid U.K. passport had very recently spent 5 weeks in the London U.S. Embassy, a fact that was also known to Cisco and presumably Cisco's councel.

      If the U.S. authorities wanted him arrested, the easiest way would have been to respond to one of his multiple and very recent requests to enter the U.S.

      There's a lot more, if someone else who read the whole thing could respond with more highlights, that'd probably be informative.

      In conclusion, what seems to have happened here is that Cisco, in retaliation for a lawsuit against them, has colluded illegally with the U.S. Justice Department on using deceit and lies, abuse of process and every legal bullshit tactic the nastiest lawyer team from hell could think up to put the defendant under maximum legal pressure since a company he is involved with had the audacity to sue Cisco. Oh, and the settlement in the lawsuit seems to have favored said company and not Cisco.

      This is so nasty I'll be demanding a written response from Cisco on what measures they are taking to ensure this never happens again if I am to be in conscience ever to recommend a Cisco product again.

      And I hope his suit for damages (and hopefully punitive damage) gets the attention it deserves and that he is awarded ample millions and Cisco and the Department of Justice a public and very heavy black eye. This is behavior we cannot accept from corporations or anyone.

      • by Esteanil (710082)

        Oh, and a good way to force Cisco to make some kind of statement would be to request them from your Cisco representatives, on Cisco forums like http://forums.cisco.com/ecom/web/sms3/forums/-/message_boards/category/13121 [cisco.com] , etc.

        Sending printed letters to

        Cisco Systems, Inc.
        170 West Tasman Dr.
        San Jose, CA 95134 USA

        is also probably a good idea.

        I mean, if they lay flat, fire the legal team in question and commit to publically planning how to ensure abuses of process of this scale, or even far lower scales will h

        • Re:Yay. (Score:5, Informative)

          by Esteanil (710082) on Thursday July 21, 2011 @10:26PM (#36842378) Homepage Journal

          Oh, and a good way to force Cisco to make some kind of statement would be to request them from your Cisco representatives, on Cisco forums like http://forums.cisco.com/ecom/web/sms3/forums/-/message_boards/category/13121 [cisco.com] , etc.

          Sending printed letters to

          Cisco Systems, Inc.
          170 West Tasman Dr.
          San Jose, CA 95134 USA

          is also probably a good idea.

          I mean, if they lay flat, fire the legal team in question and commit to publically planning how to ensure abuses of process of this scale, or even far lower scales will never happen again, that'd probably be a good move.

          If they don't respond with a great amount of humility and regret, I know I'll stay as far away from Cisco and their surrounding chain of companies as practical, and make a habit of informing my customers on good reasons to avoid Cisco.

          Minor correction :-p

      • Re:Yay. (Score:5, Insightful)

        by sjames (1099) on Thursday July 21, 2011 @10:49PM (#36842476) Homepage

        I can't imagine any reason at all that each and every person who signed off on this shouldn't be immediately arrested and held without bail on charges of kidnapping, wrongful imprisonment, perjury, wire fraud and contempt of court.

        I am all too painfully aware that the law is for peons, not corporate lawyers and government officials and so they will face no penalty at all, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't face charges.

        If there is an actual honest law enforcement agency still functioning out there, kindly arrest these lawless thugs. If not, why should we obey any of them for any reason?

        • Re:Yay. (Score:5, Insightful)

          by bill_mcgonigle (4333) * on Thursday July 21, 2011 @11:23PM (#36842652) Homepage Journal

          If not, why should we obey any of them for any reason?

          They'll shoot your baby if you chose not to. That's the ugly truth, and the basis for our system of government.

          Time for an evolution.

          • by sjames (1099)

            Sadly agreed.

          • by dcollins (135727)

            And your dogs.

          • by Culture20 (968837)

            Time for an evolution.

            pokemon style? "My government evolved into a charizard!"

          • Sons sometimes need to be sacrificed to enact change.

            Sad truth of revolution.
            • by ultranova (717540)

              If you're willing to sacrifice others to meet your goals, you will simply replace the current tyrant with yourself. The only real difference between tyranny and freedom is that under tyranny, people are considered expendable, and under freedom they're not. Everything else is just details.

              This is the truth that seems to be too hard for most revolutionaries to swallow, thus they usually result in repressive dictatorships, no matter what their nominal goals were. Though times require a strong backbone, least y

      • I wish it made sense for Canada to revoke all of its extradition treaties with the US over this. Unfortunately, that would mean Canada would become a haven for actual criminals, which would be quite bad for Canadians. I do think though that Canada should seriously rethink extradition issues and make it much, much harder for the US to extradite people as a result of this.

        • by dutchd00d (823703)

          I wish it made sense for Canada to revoke all of its extradition treaties with the US over this. Unfortunately, that would mean Canada would become a haven for actual criminals, which would be quite bad for Canadians

          Then maybe not revoke, but "suspend pending an investigation". That would at least get the attention of the international press.

        • Re:Yay. (Score:5, Insightful)

          by mwvdlee (775178) on Friday July 22, 2011 @01:53AM (#36843132) Homepage

          Canada should file an extradition request for the Americans involved in this ;)

      • Wait... Does anyone still buy cisco? I thought they jumped the shark years ago, and have just turned into a another Oracle.. Invent nothing, acquire everything..

        • Yeah, and no one buys Oracle either. If only the world worked that way.
      • Re:Yay. (Score:5, Insightful)

        by DMiax (915735) on Friday July 22, 2011 @01:15AM (#36843028)

        What about this: Cisco and Adekeye agreed that the court proceedings would be held in Vancouver from 18-20th of May because he was denied visa. On 19th they filed the criminal complaint alleging that he was likely to flee after the hearing. The Canadian authority was not informed that the hearing had a legal value and interrupted it so that in the end Adekeye could not testify. Talk about good timing...

        Also of note that the judge was outraged as well at the US Secret Service, since all this ploy could not be effected without the help of the sovereign state.

        As I understand it: in the last year this guy could not leave Canada, meet his family in Switzerland nor work. All because the USSS decided to give a hand to Cisco in smearing him and paint him in a bad light for the antitrust trial. I would be surprised if the judge was not outraged.

      • Re:Yay. (Score:5, Interesting)

        by mwvdlee (775178) on Friday July 22, 2011 @01:51AM (#36843128) Homepage

        In short; this is corruption at a very high level. Corruption of the DOJ by a large corporation. Corruption of the legal process itself.

        In a civilized nation there would be retaliation against those involved. Let's see how the US handles this.

        • Re:Yay. (Score:5, Funny)

          by Lazy Jones (8403) on Friday July 22, 2011 @02:48AM (#36843310) Homepage Journal

          Let's see how the US handles this.

          Chances are, they will probably bomb Nigeria ...

        • by tsa (15680)

          Corruption is legal in the US. Nothing will happen.

        • by mcvos (645701)

          Definitely. This deserves to be all over the media. Lots of big people in the DoJ need to be fired over this, and hopefully charged with some serious crimes. Investigation corruption in the immigration service seems also very necessary.

          Cisco and the DoJ owe Adekeye at least a year of his life back.

          I know the system gets abused, but this is the most outrageous and despicable example I've seen in some time.

    • Re:Yay. (Score:5, Funny)

      They will be fined, possibly up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. What greater deterrent could there be?

      • Re:Yay. (Score:5, Interesting)

        by Archangel Michael (180766) on Thursday July 21, 2011 @10:56PM (#36842510) Journal

        Corporate Death Penalty and Billion Dollars in Penalties, arresting all senior officers and the Board of Directors. The Buck stops THERE.

        • Corporate Death Penalty and Billion Dollars in Penalties, arresting all senior officers and the Board of Directors. The Buck stops THERE.

          But, but, but... shareholders!

          • Re:Yay. (Score:5, Funny)

            by macshit (157376) <miles AT gnu DOT org> on Friday July 22, 2011 @12:48AM (#36842942) Homepage

            Corporate Death Penalty and Billion Dollars in Penalties, arresting all senior officers and the Board of Directors. The Buck stops THERE.

            But, but, but... shareholders!

            Ok, arrest them too.

          • by dkf (304284)

            Corporate Death Penalty and Billion Dollars in Penalties, arresting all senior officers and the Board of Directors. The Buck stops THERE.

            But, but, but... shareholders!

            They would lose their money up to at most the value of their shareholding; that's what a limited liability corporation is, folks. Invest your money in a company that gets busted for illegal behavior and you lose it without compensation. That's the basic rules, do your homework before investing. (This is why investors tend to be excessively keen on executive officers being law-abiding, because being an ordinary investor in a corp that's being involuntarily wound up is not a good place to be; you're last in l

        • Not a bad idea (Score:5, Insightful)

          by Roger W Moore (538166) on Friday July 22, 2011 @01:22AM (#36843054) Journal

          Corporate Death Penalty

          Since the US treats corporations as individuals this is not a bad idea and has the huge benefit that nobody actually dies. Just shut the corporation down, all property is confiscated and sold to recompense the victims and any excess donated to relevant charities and all IP is released the to public domain (to repay damage to society the company caused). Executives get nothing - all pay, bonues, pensions etc cancelled (and they may be liable for further criminal charges/penalties if warranted) and most importantly even the shareholders get nothing so that they are very strongly motivated to not turn a blind eye if they suspect something is rotten.

          Of course we will never see anything like that actually happen because the corporations are far too powerful but wouldn't that be an amazing deterrent to corporate misbehaviour!

          • by Tim C (15259)
            Doing that punishes far more innocent people (the ones that just work there and literally have no idea that anything like that is going on, it's all so far above their heads, and their families) than it does guilty.
            • Re:Not a bad idea (Score:4, Insightful)

              by swb (14022) on Friday July 22, 2011 @05:40AM (#36843874)

              "Only a few are guilty; all are responsible."

              Too many people drone in corporations and enable this kind of clusterfuckery. If something like a corporate death penalty was a reality, people would ask more questions about their place of work and possibly refuse to cooperate with any of the abuses that take place.

              While many of these abuses are the result of skulduggery by select executives, actual execution of these schemes involves the culpability of many.

              "I was just following orders" wasn't acceptable at Nuremberg and it shouldn't be acceptable now.

              • by Rich0 (548339)

                "I was just following orders" wasn't acceptable at Nuremberg and it shouldn't be acceptable now.

                Yes, but not every person wearing a German uniform was tried at Nuremberg. They actually figured out who was directly involved with the crime and punished them.

                Go ahead and punish anybody who knew what was going on, or should have known. On the other hand, does the guy fixing Cisco routers in some closet in Kansas need to be dragged into this?

                If you punish the senior executives and those directly involved, the rest will follow.

                I was on a jury where the Nuremburg issue came up - cops not quite following co

            • by Belial6 (794905)
              Are you seriously suggesting that "people" who commit crimes should not be punished if there are innocent people relying on them? That makes you a part of the problem.
        • Well, the NotW was killed and before the corpse was even cold all the bleeding hearts on the right and left were crying about the poor innocent victims of it all.

          The newspapers will call for thougher measures against drunk driving to save the children but when the a drunk driving mother is sentenced to jail those same newspapers cry out about her poor children.

          The world has become controlled by bleeding hearts and nimby drones to the point nothing can get done anymore.

          Simple test, EVERYONE who has expressed

      • Re:Yay. (Score:5, Insightful)

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 21, 2011 @11:12PM (#36842592)

        hundreds of thousands? Big freakin' deal.

        You could start by:
        1) Formally dissolving the company
        2) Nullifying all issued stock as the company is dissolved and no longer has any value or shares
        3) Auctioning off all material goods, patents, and merchandise to the highest bidder, with all proceeds to go to:
                a) The poor defendant in an amount determined by a jury, and then tripled
              b) All non-managerial and non-legal team, particularly any that were paid in stock
        4) Immediately freeze all managerial and legal team fiscal assets
        5) Nullify the corporate veil
        6) Arrest all managerial and legal team members. Throw the whole book at them... include RICO charges if possible
        7) Follow up with SWAT team raid of justice department members involved in collusion. Throw them into general populace if convicted.

        Fining somebody who makes billions a percent of that is irrelevant. I want to see someone executed for this perversion of justice.

    • Re:Yay. (Score:5, Insightful)

      by Ex-MislTech (557759) on Thursday July 21, 2011 @10:26PM (#36842382)

      Welcome to Plutocracy, HG wells warned us all decades ago, and Samuel Zane Battens almost a century.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plutocracy [wikipedia.org]

      “Countless people will hate the new world order and will die protesting against it "

      – H.G. Wells, The New World Order (1939)

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_World_Order_(Wells) [wikipedia.org]

    • by mcvos (645701)

      The real crooks here aren't just Cisco, but also the US government that allowed itself on multiple occasions to be used as Cisco's puppets, using lies and deception in order to abuse the immigration, as well as civil and criminal process to ruin this man's ability to defend himself or run his business.

      If anyone still doubted that the US government is in the pockets of the big corporations, then surely this is the definitive evidence that should convince them. The US justice department and immigration servic

  • So (Score:3, Interesting)

    by unity100 (970058) on Thursday July 21, 2011 @09:43PM (#36842100) Homepage Journal
    there are still actual judges on this planet after all .....
    • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

      by Billly Gates (198444)

      "there are still actual judges on this planet after all .....
      "

      Notice this judge is not an American one. If it were you bet he would probably be in the slammer as many judges are elected by businesses who lobby for pro corporate friendly judges to rule in their favor. Canada has actual sanity and does not allow this appauling abuse.

      • Re:So (Score:4, Insightful)

        by Antisyzygy (1495469) on Thursday July 21, 2011 @10:10PM (#36842284)
        Uhhh, I am positive this sort of abuse happens in Canada. It happens anywhere where money is important to people. It may not be as bad as the US, but you can't say it doesn't happen.
        • With the Harper Government and the new judges he appointed, it just going to be faster until we catch up to US standard.
          • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

            by Antisyzygy (1495469)
            Well, at least you don't have Obama. He is a good speaker, and seems like a nice guy, but he doesn't do and hasn't done ANYTHING. He'd rather go on vacation, or while actually doing the duties of his office "talk" about doing something without backing it up. I suppose that's better than doing the wrong thing all the time like Bush did, but in a recession you sort of need politicians to try to do something, and try to make it right.
            • Re:So (Score:4, Informative)

              by hedwards (940851) on Thursday July 21, 2011 @10:51PM (#36842484)

              You mean, except get bin Laden, get Healthcare reform passed and stave off another Great Depression.

              But, yeah obviously he's only been talking because none of that ever happened...

              • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

                by Antisyzygy (1495469)
                He didn't do any of that except Bin Laden, and even that was not due directly to his involvement. The military did that, and even as commander in chief he knows next to nothing about what actually happens day to day in the military. The rest of that, that was congress or fabricated. You can't prove a great depression would have ever happened, nor can you prove anything saved it from happening.
              • stave off another Great Depression.

                A) A lot of the measures touted as "staving off the great depression" were agreed upon before Obama was elected
                B) we dont know that it would have been a great depression
                C) The unemployment rate has gotten worse since he got into office

                But he sure does like to rail against the fat cats, and thats what counts.

              • You mean, except get bin Laden, get Healthcare reform passed and stave off another Great Depression.

                A recession is when your neighbor loses his job, a depression's when you lose yours, right?

            • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

              Um, this was the OBAMA Justice Department. If this were Bush's Justice Department, I'm sure Darth Cheney or Halliburton would have been blamed. So, where is the outrage from the "left" here?

              The left are just useful idiots and the right are just idiots.

          • by Mashiki (184564)

            Why do you think that? Nothing earth shattering has happened in the last 8 years where they were appointed and replaced, in a minority. Nothing earth shattering happened when the liberals were in charge for over a decade. Judge selection in Canada is generally impartial based on the merits of the judge at the federal level, has and continues to be. Provincial politics, not so much, but it's by far better than elected judges. Of course a judge breaching the judicial oath system is actually a fairly serio

  • They seem to be in a funk lately

    First, I heard about the layoffs

    Then I overheard a conversation about them being clipped at both ends of the stick by stiff competition; Juniper on the high end and some Chinese company whose name I forgot on the low end

    And now this

    Perhaps Netflix, whose price hikes were the subject of another Slashdot story; about three stories ago; could be in a position to buy Cisco out and then use them as their in-house infrastructure provider?

  • by multipartmixed (163409) on Thursday July 21, 2011 @10:03PM (#36842236) Homepage

    Hey, Peter -- if you get sick of Switzerland, think about moving to Canada. I'd be happy to have you as my neighbour.

  • This is just another sad statement showing the "End of America" and the dream it was, under Bush/Cheney civil liberties became secondary and Obama/Biden has done nothing to restore justice.

    If we in the US isn't careful we'll start blaming our countries problems on the poor/sick/gay, which is only one step away from rounding up groups and shipping them off in rail cars.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 21, 2011 @10:35PM (#36842430)

    Thank God for Canada. This case illustrates exactly why the trend internationally to reduce the role of the courts in extradition to mere rubber stamping is so dangerous (for eg, the EAW and the removal of the need for a prima facie case to be made to the responding court in new extradition treaties).

    Bureaucrats have long viewed the need for anything other than a simple request for extradition to be produced to the other country as an annoying inconvenience and, arguing that extradition is merely an 'administrative' and not a criminal procedure, have secured changes in the law in some countries. But how can anything resulting in the removal of someone's freedom *not* be a criminal procedure? Were it not for the fact that some civil law states in Europe absolutely refuse to hand over their own citizens to any other State (I suppose with the exception of within the EU under the EAW), we would rapidly be heading towards a world where any government hands over any person to any other government on flimsy grounds. This is the case already between certain countries.

    • by wdef (1050680)
      I'm surprised They didn't just have him extraordinarily rendered - while speaking of a world where governments collude in the capture of persons while ignoring due process.
  • by gstrickler (920733) on Thursday July 21, 2011 @11:42PM (#36842734)

    Cisco - you can buy better, but you can't pay more.

    Highway sign - US Interstate 70 in Utah, exit 214 says:

    Cisco

    No Services

  • by PPH (736903) on Thursday July 21, 2011 @11:49PM (#36842764)

    In these sorts of cases, where the defendant (Cisco in this case) has to resort to character bashing to salvage their legal position, someone will end up getting egg on their face for playing the part of the thug. In many cases, this ends up being US law enforcement or the justice department. But here, it appears that with the assistance of our INS, they managed to move this onto Canadian soil. And they made the RCMP look like the heavy.

    Thankfully, the judge saw through this and threw out the extradition request. And it appears that Adekeye has won his civil case. But let this be a lesson for other foreign jurisdictions. The US is always looking for some dumbshit to do their bidding and take the fall. Better to consider this before even signing the treaty, let alone rubber stamping the paperwork.

  • by NicknamesAreStupid (1040118) on Thursday July 21, 2011 @11:59PM (#36842806)
    Corporations are not individuals, do not behave like them, and, most importantly, are not governed like them. Corporations can get away with things that would send away individuals permanently. This case is mice nuts compare to other corporate actions (e.g. News Corp.) and will not even be a footnote once corporations are automated. We are still in the early stages, but software that manages schedules, meetings, agendas, and corporate policies will eventually create a corporate consciousness that will be self preserving. Imagine you could create a new being that is not governed by the same rules as humans. Frankenstein was a novice by comparison.
  • Does anybody know the FBI stance on this? Despite some shady things done in the War on Drugs front, the FBI is actually pretty good about investigating corruption of even the very highest political elite.

  • I know that I, and I hope that everyone else on this board, will never buy a Cisco product again.

    EVER.

    In fact, I will go out of my way to make sure that all of my friends in the tech industry NEVER EVER BUY their stuff AGAIN.

    And I know a lot of folks who buy a lot of network equipment.

    Cisco, you are evil with a capital E.

    • by Compaqt (1758360)

      What are the alternatives?

      Seems like Cisco is in the position IBM used to be in; Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM.

      So, if you're a small/medium business with a good amount of money coming in, you can buy Cisco knowing that it can scale up to the highest levels.

      So what would be a good 2nd choice?

      • by walshy007 (906710)

        How about a linux based [extremenetworks.com] solution?

        For quite a while linux has been fine for any networking need that hasn't required over 40gbps over a single link. Added bonuses of consistent interface as other linux items, multiple hardware sources so you can find the cheapest bidder for what you need, and it scales to a point where only major internet backbones and telecom providers would typically require more.

  • Peter needs to submit a complaint to the California bar, because the corporate counsel that signed off on these actions need to be disbarred for ethical malfeasance.

    Actually, they need to be in jail, but disbarred is probably the best that can be done.

  • Who can initiate disbarment proceedings against the Cisco lawyers involved? Clearly this was planned and executed by attorneys. I would think that having to defend themselves against loosing their professional status might get their attention. The judgment document from the Canadian court seems like it would contain all the information someone would need to get started.

    Can anyone initiate a complaint? Cisco is in California, so that seems to be the logical place to see if this can be done. Any lawyers out

  • > The full judgement [multiven.com] (PDF) is quite readable and damning.

    Yes, it is well written, and readable. Justice McKinnon deserves applause for clarity, and common sense.

    Quite a text for young lawyers on both sides of the 49th parallel.

    The coverage in the "lower 48" seemed a bit thin, though... until now. :-)

    What a pity that an honest businessman and his family have suffered over a year of separation and distress; for what? ...the Justice's point!

  • by decora (1710862) on Friday July 22, 2011 @01:18AM (#36843040) Journal

    the CFAA (18 USC 1030) was the law they attempted to use against Adekeye

    this law is seriously flawed and possibly unconstitutional.

    Lori Drew, Thomas Drake, Peter Adekeye, George Hotz, all of them allegedly violated it. What kind of law outlaws such a broad range of things?

  • by gaiageek (1070870) on Friday July 22, 2011 @05:05AM (#36843750) Homepage
    Linksys being a brand much more likely to be found in your average home, for those who want to protest with their wallets - an act which I highly encourage in this case.
  • From paragraph 10 of the ruling: "This seems to be the start of a series of misadventures that could only be the subject of a Joseph Heller novel."

    It never a good thing to be the subject of a judge's humor.

  • That would be new. (Score:4, Informative)

    by LoyalOpposition (168041) on Friday July 22, 2011 @08:19AM (#36844746)

    the judge squashed the US extradition request,

    Extradition requests are frequently quashed, seldom squashed.

    ~Loyal

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