Conviction in MySpace suicide case

27 Nov 2008

A woman who created a fake MySpace ID to bully one of her daughter’s classmates, resulting in the student’s suicide, has been convicted on three charges of computer fraud. The defendant, 49-year-old Lori Drew, faces up to three years in prison and $300,000 in fines. Her lawyer has asked for a new trial.

The conviction was highly significant because it was the first time

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Brian Blum

Brian Blum covers the U.S., Canada and Israel for Classified Intelligence Report, and contributes to our special reports and research projects. Originally from San Francisco and now based in Jerusalem, he has been with the AIM Group since 2004. He is the president of Blum Interactive Media, specializing in writing and multimedia content development for online, print, video and audio. His clients include newspapers, universities and non-profits. He is currently working on a book about the billion-dollar bankruptcy of a once high-flying Israeli startup.