Sony Says Alleged Hacker Withheld Evidence, His Lawyer Disagrees

Sony’s Javert-like quest to legally punish a hacker accused of jailbreaking the PS3 continues to take soap opera-like turns, with the company accusing him of fleeing for South America and refusing to turn in key evidence, the latter claim which his lawyer denies.

IGN reports Sony says the accused hacker “deliberately removed integral components of his impounded hard drives” before he turned them into authorities and took off overseas.

The man’s lawyer says his client has since turned in the components, which he describes as “controller cards,” and says he isn’t using funds donated to him for his legal defense on a trip.

More Twists in PS3 Hacker Case [IGN via Kotaku]

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