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Obama Won’t Intervene Over British Hacker McKinnon

July 21st, 2010 07:32 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

CWmike writes “President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that he can’t intervene in the long-running case of a British hacker charged with breaking into US military computers. Gary McKinnon’s case came up during discussions with British Prime Minister David Cameron in Washington. The UK Home Office is reviewing whether McKinnon’s medical condition is grounds to block his extradition to the US, which was approved in 2006. McKinnon has yet to stand trial in the US, where he was indicted by the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in 2002 for hacking into 97 military and NASA computers between February 2001 and March 2002. Obama said during a press conference with Cameron that by tradition US presidents do not get involved in extraditions or prosecutions. ‘I trust that this will get resolved in a way that underscores the seriousness of the issue, but also underscores the fact that we work together and we can find an appropriate solution,’ Obama said.”

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