Granted. After six months of pleading, arguing, and fighting the system, you are finally released due to "lack of evidence." You know you're innocent, but nobody else seems to believe you. Unmarked white vans follow you wherever you go. The REAL hacker a-hole, on the other hand, is released six hours after being arrested. He has friends in high places.
I wish the aforementioned situation didn't sound so maddeningly plausible.