L.A. County Settles for $5 Million with Election Executive Falsely Accused of Data Breach

Los Angeles County agreed to pay $5 million to Eugene Yu, co-founder of Konnech, an election software company, in a settlement to a lawsuit filed last year. Yu was arrested in 2022 for mishandling voter data, but the charges were dropped five weeks later due to concerns of “potential bias in the presentation” of evidence. Yu sued the county, claiming that the arrest led to a loss of over $80 million in business. As part of the settlement, the district attorney’s office will not pursue charges against Yu and will petition a judge for a finding of factual innocence. The office has not clarified whether Konnech had actually stored data in China. Yu’s lawyer called the arrest “politically motivated” and stated that the settlement represents a measure of recompense for the wrongs done to Yu by the wrongful prosecution.

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