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Charges Dismissed Against Aaron Swartz

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Now that the victim of their persecution prosecution is dead, federal prosecutors have dropped the charges against Aaron Swartz:

Federal prosecutors in Boston have dismissed charges against Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz, who was found dead in his New York apartment last week.

U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz and the lead prosecutor on the case, Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Heymann, filed a three-line notice of dismissal in court Monday.

The notice says the case is being dismissed because of Swartz’s death

Oh well. Let’s all just move on. US Attorney Ortiz has other things to think about.

Update: US Attorney Ortiz announced she would not run for office on January 7.

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