No plans to extradite LulzSec defendant to the US, claims lawyer
The US government does not plan to request the extradition of alleged LulzSec member Ryan Cleary, the British man's attorney has said.
"We understand that the US prosecutor has stated that should Mr. Cleary be dealt with by the UK courts in respect of these charges then the US will not seek Mr. Cleary's extradition," according to a statement attributed to Karen Todner, managing director of Kaim Todner Solicitors.
US officials could not be immediately reached Sunday. An FBI spokeswoman said on Thursday that the US would decide whether to ask for Cleary's extradition once his UK court proceedings had finished. Cleary, 20, of Wickford, England, was indicted by a US grand jury on charges he provided technical coordination to LulzSec, or Lulz Security. The hacking group vandalised websites and stole data from companies including Sony Pictures Entertainment and Fox Entertainment Group.
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