UK Citizen Can Be Extradited to US for FBI and NASA HackAdded: Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
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Lauri Love, a 30-year-old engineering British student with a history of mental health issues, fights extradition to the United States under the notorious US Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Lauri could face a 12-year sentence if convicted, even though there are quite few precedents for hacking convictions. For example, the most recent conviction under the CFAA was of former Reuters journalist Matthew Keys, who could face twice the length of that term on lesser charges than this British student faces.
The Unites States alleged that the student was a “sophisticated computer hacker” cooperating with the Anonymous. The US accused him of “secretly infiltrating” computer systems used by many government agencies, like the FBI, the Federal Reserve, NASA and the Department of Energy, in 2012 and 2013. Love is also accused of “publicly disseminating confidential data found on those servers”.
American request for extradition describes Lauri as part of Anonymous hacking collective aimed to publicly disclose that stolen data in order to embarrass the targeted commercial or government entity. However, embarrassment is not what the US government likes. This is why it ruthlessly targets people engaging in computer crimes. This particular case is the first where the United States has sought the extradition of an alleged Anonymous member.
In accordance with a controversial change introduced by the 2003 US/UK Extradition Treaty, the US doesn’t even have to present prima facie evidence, so the student won’t be able to fight extradition by disproving any of the evidence in the indictments. This means that Lauri’s argument in court will revolve around the legal blocks to extradition, for example, the following: investigations and prosecutions should occur in the country where offenses are committed, but the student has never set foot in the US.
The British National Crime Agency (NCA) detained Lauri two years ago and confiscated 29 of his family’s items, including all the computers in the house. Next year, the Crown Prosecution Service admitted that they couldn’t find enough evidence to lay a charge, and the NCA released the student from bail. In response, Lauri sued the agency for the return of the 29 items. He also claims that this extradition case is being used by the UK law enforcement officials to pressure him into giving up evidence against himself and others.
Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
|Kid wont last here,,, we have kangaroo court here.||
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