But again you are assuming the cops give a fuck about the truth instead of just getting SOMEBODY. Look at the German guy that was running an exit node, he had his gear snatched by the cops and I don't think he ever did get it back even though he was found not to have been doing anything. Remember only a few states here in the US have stopped the "civil forfeiture" legalized stealing so even if they let you go they can still keep your stuff and if you are like most geeks here that is thousands to tens of thousands worth of gear, poof!
And again please read the article I linked to, any PC tech could have told you in under 3 minutes that the guy was innocent as his PC was making dozens of connections a second and downloading lists of material on command from the outside, a classic bot. What happened to him? He lost his job,had his reputation destroyed, 2 years of his life in court, and over $150K in lawyers fees, none of which he will EVER get back.
So just remember you can't use logic and common sense here, we are talking POLITICS, which is why my friend is trying to get the hell out of his job at the crime lab. If somebody gets busted, even if its obviously bogus? Why that makes the front page and helps the prosecutor in his run for whatever office he desires, if its thrown out a couple years later? He done got a new job and the retraction is on page 12, for him its all upsides and no down. Think he gives a fuck if he destroys an innocent life or two? Not a chance, all he cares about is becoming a senator or congressman or governor.