Three years on from his initial hearing, Gary ‘UFO Hacker’ McKinnon has lost his last-ditch appeal to the British High Court to avoid extradition to the United States:
The high court decided against overturning a refusal by Keir Starmer, the director of public prosecutions, to sanction a trial of the 43-year-old “UFO eccentric” in Britain. Alan Johnson, the home secretary, is unlikely to halt the extradition. He has said a thorough assessment was carried out to ensure that the necessary extradition criteria were met.
Personally, I don’t think this “60 years in high security prison” thing is a chance of happening, but I guess it’s playing well in the media. Looks like we’ll be finding out his real penalty soon enough though.
Previously on TDG: