Deniss Calovskis, the man accused of creating the Gozi virus, has been released from a Riga, Latvia jail after being held since December 2012.

The Latvian Prosecutor General’s Office announced (Google Translate) Thursday that it would let the alleged hacker go free. Calovskis’ lawyer, Saulvedis Varpins, told the Wall Street Journal that the release came out of the blue, “like an American movie where someone tells the prisoner ‘you can go now.’” In August 2013, Latvian authorities agreed to extradite Calovskis. Days later, his legal counsel appealed to the European Court of Human Rights, which blocked the extradition. Throughout, Calovskis has repeatedly denied all involvement in the Gozi virus case.     

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