By Kim Zetter
February 11, 2009
Two suspects who were arrested in Canada last year with Israeli hacker
Ehud Tenenbaum have been cleared of all the charges against them.
A third suspect, Tenenbaum's girlfriend, is still charged with helping
him commit millions of dollars in fraud. Tenenbaum himself is out on
$30,000 bail but is being sought by the United States for extradition to
New York to face felony charges of conspiracy and fraud.
Canadian Crown Prosecutor Jane McClellan stayed the charges against
Spyros Xenoulis, 33, and Ralph Jean-Francois, 28, (various news reports
have called him Ralph Jean-Francois and Jean Francois Ralph; Threat
Level's efforts to clear up the confusion have so far been unsuccessful)
without giving a reason. The government retains the right to re-open the
case against them for up to a year.
Priscilla Mastrangelo, 30 (whom Tenenbaum has identified as his
fiancee), has not been cleared of charges. Tenenbaum has been living
with Mastrangelo since his release on bond last year, according to local
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