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The government dismissed the case against Nelson and Miller in such a way that charges may be refiled at a later date. But everyone familiar with the case®MDRV¯--except Hyder--®MDNM¯agrees that is highly unlikely.
®MDRV¯"I still think they're involved," Hyder tells New Times, "though I'm not 100 percent confident with the evidence. Something nagged at my gut and still nags at my gut.®MDNM¯
®MDRV¯"To say the case is concluded would be inaccurate."®MDNM¯
Mark Nelson says the first thing he did upon hearing the news was to go to the federal Pretrial Services Office and have his ankle device cut off.
"The people there were really happy for me," he says. "They said they knew I was innocent."
But life hasn't been peachy for Nelson in the month or so since charges against him were dropped. He says he's hurting for money and that many people still won't have anything to do with him.
"It's like they think I got off on a technicality, that I'm guilty," he says. "It sucks.