Matthew Crippen is a free man. After just minutes of a court case into his Xbox modding business, the prosecution has agreed to completely drop the case.
It's a rocky start for the 28-year-old dude on trial for charging people to mod their Xbox 360s. Just minutes into the case, the judge began tearing into the prosecution, saying its opening remarks were harmful if not illegal, and completely misled the jury away from facts that are open to interpretation.
The US federal government is attempting to silence a talented hacker by preventing him from offering expert testimony at an upcoming Xbox 360 jailbreak trial.