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Click Fraud Trial Shows Prosecutors Must Be Storytellers

Law360, New York (August 9, 2017, 8:55 PM EDT) -- With the acquittal of an Italian man of all but one misdemeanor charge in what prosecutors described as a worldwide "click fraud" scheme to defraud advertisers, former federal prosecutors and cybercrime experts say the landmark trial may be a turning point in how complex cybercrimes are delivered to juries.

A Brooklyn federal judge sentenced Fabio Gasperini to a year in prison and a fine of $100,000 Wednesday after he was convicted of a single count of obtaining information on Aug. 4, the least severe of the five federal counts he faced and far short of the global wire fraud conspiracy prosecutors...

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