Los Angeles prosecutors drop charges against Konnech CEO Eugene Yu, accused of overseeing ‘largest data breach in United States history’

Joseph Mackinnon reports:

In an abrupt and hushed post-election reversal on Wednesday, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office (DAO) dropped all charges against Eugene Yu, citing “potential bias” in the investigation. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge granted the dismissal per the DAO’s request.

Yu, a 64-year-old Chinese national, is the CEO of the Michigan-based election software company Konnech, which licensed its proprietary PollChief software to various municipalities and counties across the U.S.

Yu was arrested on Oct. 4 and charged with personal data theft, allegedly storing sensitive American information on servers in communist China, and grand theft by embezzlement.

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