In October we told you about Los Angeles arresting the CEO of Konnech and charging him with putting California election data on servers in China.
Well suddenly LA District Attorney George Gascon has dropped all charges against Eugene Yu and had their case against him dismissed.
Konnech is the company suing Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips for defamation.
Here’s more via Post Millennial:
On Wednesday, Los Angeles County prosecutor George Gascon dropped criminal charges against Eugene Yu, CEO of the Michigan election software company Konnech.
Yu was arrested in October, and stands accused of storing data on poll workers in a China-based server, which was a breach of the company’s contract with LA County.
In a statement, the district attorney’s office said that it had dropped the case due to concerns regarding the “pace of the investigation” and the “potential bias in the presentation” of evidence in the case.
According to the New York Times, the sudden dismissal of the case leaves questions unanswered about Yu’s activities.
“The district attorney’s office did not clarify whether the company had, in fact, stored data in China. It was also not clear whether additional criminal or civil charges could be filed against Mr. Yu or Konnech from Los Angeles County or dozens of other counties that use Konnech’s election management software,” the New York Times reported.
According to Reuters, the District Attorney’s Office had indicated that it had not ruled out refiling charges after a review of evidence.
The office said that it had created a new team of investigators to review the “immense volume of digital data” it has collected in the case.
Gascon expects that this review of the ‘immense volume of digital data’ will take months and hasn’t given a timeline on when they might reopen the case and renew charges against Yu.
In October, Gascon’s office “acknowledged to NPR that the investigation began after a tip from Gregg Phillips”. If I had to guess, that’s probably the reason why they are doing this. You know, since Phillips is an ‘election denier’ and that’s apparently bad now.