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Gary McKinnon is currently fighting extradition to the United States

The attorney for Briton Gary McKinnon, the biggest US military hacker ever, has said that McKinnon is afraid he will be prosecuted under US anti-terror laws -- which the attorney says could send him to Guantanamo Bay.  McKinnon allegedly broke into 97 government computers to try and find evidence the US government knows about UFOs but has been concealing information about extraterrestrial life.  His illegal activities allegedly caused around $700,000 of damage.  He hacked into the government computers in 14 different states, including U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, NASA and Pentagon systems.  

A UK judge previously asked the US government for some sort of reassurance that McKinnon would be charged in federal court and not under any anti-terror laws.  District Judge Nicholas Evans will announce the decision whether or not McKinnon will be extradited on May 10.  If McKinnon is extradited, unless he has an agreement made with the federal government, anti-terror charges could be filed.



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By segagenesis on 4/14/2006 3:11:49 PM , Rating: 2
Can only agree with your statement. Breaking the law is one thing, but last I checked you still had a right to a fair trial... unless you are a terrorist. They could hold him down there indefinitely and with the way the law is written nobody can do anything about it. The modern equivalent to tossing someone in jail and throwing away the key.

Granted, this guy likely would go to jail either way... but I dont think that authoroties should get a free ticket to giving people life sentences without a trial.


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