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Pirate Pay founder Gottfird Svartholm has managed to successfully appeal the two year sentence imposed after he was found guilty of hacking Logica, a Swedish IT company (as well as aggravated fraud and attempted aggravated fraud). Although throughout the trial Svartholm maintained his innocence the court (Nacka District) still felt he was responsible for at least hacking the IT company. Svartholm was also found guilty of hacking a local bank (Nordea). The court sentenced him to two years in prison.

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Tuesday, 02 October 2012 05:21

Pirate Bay founder still in jail

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Gottfrid Svartholm was arrested last month in Cambodia, transferred to Sweden, and kept in jail ever since. There was a lot of speculation as to why was he arrested and when he landed in Sweden the authorities stated it was because of his involvement in hacking IT company Logica and stealing around 9,000 tax numbers. He wasn’t officially charged in the Logica case so by Law he should have been kept in prison for just a few days. After that period has passed the Prosecutor Henry Olin extended this term for two more weeks, and last Friday he's done it again.

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Gottfrid Svartholm has been detained for a tax hack over at a Swedish IT company Logica. Previous rumors ended up being true in this case and he was indeed accused of taking part in hacking Logica and leaking thousands of tax numbers. He was arrested in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. He was taken captive there and was extradited back to Sweden last Monday. According to laws, since his visa was expired, he could have chosen to stay in Cambodia if he wanted or go back, but authorities didn’t give him any choice.

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After Gottfrid Svartholm was arrested last week in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh there were many rumors that it was due to his connection with The Pirate Bay. Apparently the arrest has nothing to do with his famous piracy history. He is being held at the interior ministry's counter terrorism department because of hacking a Swedish IT company and leaking thousands of tax records. At first very little was known about his arrest and all we got were speculations from lawyers. Now authorities have confirmed that Svartholm was behind this criminal act. In official statement by a Cambodian spokesman we found out that it has to do with cyber-crime “His arrest was made at the request of the Swedish government for a crime related to information technology,”

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