British Hacker's Mom Appeals to Obama

Soon after a British court ruled last week that it wouldn't stop the extradition of a British hacker, the man's mother made a plea to President Barack Obama to stop the legal proceedings.

Admitted hacker Gary McKinnon, 43, lost his latest appeal to be tried in the U.K. instead of being extradited to the U.S. to face federal prosecution here. The British High Court ruled that the U.K. simply doesn't have enough evidence to reflect the seriousness of the charges being leveled by U.S. federal prosecutors, leaving it unable to hand down a sentence that matches the seriousness of the charges, the reported.

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