It looks like the three defendants in the HP spying case can rest easy for the time being, as the judge in the case has now dropped the remaining charges against them, the AP reports. While Superior Court Judge Ray E. Cunningham didn't find that the individuals' actions rose to the level of criminal activity, he clearly wasn't too impressed with them either, calling their conduct a "betrayal of trust and honor." This latest development is apparently the result of the deal reached in March, in which the three men (one HP exec and two private investigators) each agreed to complete 96 hours of community service. They apparently aren't entirely off the hook just yet though, as a federal investigation into the matter is still ongoing.

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Remaining charges in HP spying case dropped