A landmark appeal was recently made in favor of Lauri Love, a hacker suspected of breaking into organizations such as the FBI, the US Central Bank, the US Army, NASA.

Currently extradited in the UK, Love would have been sentenced up to 99 years in prison and millions of dollars in fines had he been found guilty of violations under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).

However, Lord chief justice, Ian Burnett of Maldon and Justice Duncan Ouseley backed the 33-year old student’s appeal last Monday and ruled that extradition would be “oppressive by reason of his physical and mental condition,”

Love, who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome and depression, said that he feared that he would die in a US prison if he were to be extradited.  

 

Source: ZDNet

 

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