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No charges against US hacker

Gary McKinnon, who is wanted in the US after hacking into the Pentagon's computers, will not face charges in Britain. The CPS reviewed his case after the Government blocked his extradition to America in October on health grounds.

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United States 'disappointed' by McKinnon decision

The United States has expressed its disappointment in the decision taken by the CPS not to prosecute Gary McKinnon. The US Embassy in London released a statement saying:

The United States was disappointed by the UK Home Secretary’s decision not to extradite Gary McKinnon, particularly in light of the UK courts’ and prior Home Secretaries’ decisions that he should face trial in the United States.

We note that the Home Secretary acknowledged the seriousness of the crimes of which Mr. McKinnon is accused, and described this case as exceptional, indicating that her decision does not set a precedent for future cases.

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