‘CYBER-HACK’ MAN: I’LL DIE IN JAIL
ALLEGED computer hacker Lauri Love fears he will die behind bars after Home Secretary Amber Rudd authorised his extradition to the States.
The Asperger syndrome sufferer, 31, spoke of his fears as his father called for “British justice for a British citizen”.
Love is alleged to have stolen huge amounts of data from U.S. agencies including the Federal Reserve, the U.S. Army, the Department of Defence, Nasa and the FBI in a spate of online attacks in 2012 and 2013.
U.S. authorities have been fighting for Love, who lives with his parents near Newmarket in Suffolk, to face trial on charges of cyber-hacking, which his lawyers say could mean a sentence of up to 99 years in prison guilty.
The Home Office said Ms Rudd had “carefully considered all relevant matters” before signing an order for the extradition on Monday.
Mr Love said: “I don’t think much of my future life.
“I face decades behind bars and at worst I may die.”
Love ( has said that a jail term in the U.S. could cause his health to deteriorate and lead to a mental breakdown or suicide.
He plans to appeal. if he is found