Hacker Gary McKinnon Will Not Face Prosecution In UK

Gary McKinnon will not face any legal action in the UK. Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer QC said the chances of a successful conviction were "not high". Gary is 46 and has Asperger's syndrome has been battling for 10 year against extradition to the US. He admitted that he penetrated the US government computers but stated that he was only looking for evidence of UFOs.
He was arrested in London in 2002 for hacking into several of computers of the NASA and Pentagon which United Stated said has caused $800,000 damage.In October of this year, British Minister Theresa May rejected the US demands on the grounds that this will be a breach of human right as he was seriously ill.
Keir Starmer,Director of Public Prosecutions, said:
"The potential difficulties in bringing a case in England and Wales now should not be underestimated, not least the passage of time, the logistics of transferring sensitive evidence prepared for a court in the US to London for trial, the participation of US government witnesses in the trial and the need fully to comply with the duties of disclosure imposed on the CPS."
He concluded by saying:
"Against this background, the joint CPS/police panel recommended to the Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police that he should not commence a new criminal investigation into Mr McKinnon. The Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has accepted that advice."
After this decision,Gary's mother who was now relief stated that: "I'm very pleased and glad Gary's not going to have to go through another long term of trauma.I would love more than anything now for Mr Obama to give Gary a Christmas pardon."


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