The first ever “click fraud” trial results in a single-count misdemeanor conviction
Brooklyn, New York (PRWEB) August 09, 2017
A federal jury of the Eastern District of New York has acquitted Fabio Gasperini of all the cybercrime felony charges against him. Official sources confirmed that this was the first ever “click fraud” case to proceed to trial in the United States.
According to court documents, Gasperini, a 34-year old resident of Rome, Italy, was arrested in the Netherlands last June 18, 2016, and later extradited to the United States. The indictment charged Gasperini with two counts of aggravated Computer Intrusion, Wire Fraud Conspiracy, Wire Fraud, and Money Laundering. If convicted of all counts of the indictment, Gasperini faced up to 70 years in prison.
Gasperini was represented by Simone Bertollini, an Italian American attorney. Court filings show that, at the arraignment, held on April 24, 2017, Bertollini had requested a speedy