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DPP has no evidence for a UK prosecution of hacker Gary McKinnon

McKinnon The director of public prosecutions will not prosecute self-confessed hacker Gary McKinnon, despite McKinnon's willingness to plead guilty...

The director of public prosecutions will not prosecute self-confessed hacker Gary McKinnon, despite McKinnon's willingness to plead guilty in a UK court to breaking the Computer Misuse Act.

The decision opens the way for McKinnon's extradition to the US, where he stands accused of committing the biggest military hack of all time.

Karen Todner, McKinnon's attorney, said they were disappointed at the decision, especially as the DPP had said he did not have enough evidence to prosecute McKinnon in the UK.

Todner believed the DPP could have asked his US colleagues for their evidence. "This is a matter we will consider further," she said.

McKinnon will stay in the UK while the High Court conducts a judicial review of the home secretary's decision to allow McKinnon's extradition.

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