Video: Lauri Love to be extradited to the US for alleged hacking charges

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A judge at London's Westminster Crown Court has ruled that alleged hacker Lauri Love is to be extradited to the US where he is accused of hacking into various government departments.

A judge at London's Westminster Crown Court has ruled to extradite alleged hacker Lauri Love to the United States.

The 31-year old from Stradishall, Suffolk, is accused of hacking into the FBI, NASA, the US central bank and the country's missile defence agency.

Love, who has Asperger's syndrome, told Westminster magistrates court this summer that he may take his own life if extradited to the US for trial. His lawyers say that if he's found guilty, Love could receive a sentence of up to 99 years in prison.

Love and his family wish for him to face justice in the UK rather than the US due to more than 95 percent of cases in the US justice system not ending in trials but rather in guilty pleas.

“I don't entertain any prospects of justice in America. If any crimes were committed, they were committed in the UK…I can't imagine anything worse than being in a US prison,” Love said.

Watch the video below to hear Love speak outside the court once the judge passed the ruling: 


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