Heavy "The court ruled that there was insufficient evidence to support the 28-year-old's guilty verdict." By Brad Michelson
'Svartholm was arrested
in Cambodia in 2012 and extradited to Sweden to face allegations of
hacking into a Swedish IT company and local bank, accessing restricted
files and conducting illegal money transfers, according to TorrentFreak.
'The accused's appeal case claimed that there was no evidence to show
that Svartholm himself hacked into those companies, and that his
computer could have been hacked to hide the identity of the actual
hacker. The prosecution was seeking one-year sentences for each of his
three counts, but he was only found guilty of two.
'Now, with his recent successful appeal, he will only be spending one
year in prison. He was acquitted of the charge relating to the access of
restricted bank information, according to the Wall Street Journal.
'This good news has since been spoiled, as TorrentFreak has reported that
Danish media are saying Svartholm will be extradited to Denmark to face
a charge of gaining access to driving records and the social security
numbers of millions of Danes. He is one of two men accused of the crime.
The other has already been apprehended.
'"We already have an arrest warrant and a request for extradition on the
Swedish man, and he will be extradited to Denmark within a few days,"
said Police Commissioner Hans Erik Raben of Copenhagen Police.'