Blizzard has chosen a classy path to take care of the recent Diablo III auction house upheaval due to an exploit found after the release of the v1.08 patch. Rather than a wholesale rollback of the servers, ergo penalizing all players, the team has opted to remove the 415 players utilizing the exploit and will donate any profits made to charity.
Many people bought and sold items and gold on the Auction House on Tuesday. We're making sure that all legitimate transactions go through. This means that if your account was not involved in the exploit, you will get to keep your items and gold, as well as any money you received from sales on the real-money Auction House. We'll also be donating all proceeds from auctions conducted by the suspended or banned players—including all of THEIR sale proceeds that we intercepted as well as our transaction fee—to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Read the full post on the Diablo III forum.