Nasa hacker loses extradition fight

by admin April 3, 2007 at 12:16 pm

Game over for McKinnon?

Gary McKinnon, the man accused of hacking into the computer systems of Nasa and other US governmental organisations, has lost his appeal against extradition to the US. But, according to his lawyers, the judges in the appeal court “definitely left the door open” for a further appeal to the House of Lords.

The Court of Appeal took a dim view of the alleged coercion applied to McKinnon, saying it “viewed with a degree of distaste the way in which the American authorities are alleged to have approached the plea bargain negotiations” with McKinnon.

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