Mike Lynch can be extradited to US, judge rules

Mike Lynch can be extradited to US, judge rules

Mike Lynch can be extradited to the United States to face fraud charges, a judge has ruled. A judge said the British technology millionaire, who faces decades in prison if found guilty over the sale of his software company to Hewlett-Packard in 2011, should be sent to California to answer criminal charges. The ruling will now go to the Home Office to finalise the decision. “I’ve rejected your various challenges under the Extradition Act,” District Judge Michael Snow told Mr Lynch at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday. “I am required to send your case to the Secretary of State for a decision about whether you are to be extradited to America.” The case is likely to spark a diplomatic row. Campaigners have fiercely opposed Mr Lynch’s extradition, and the Serious …
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