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UK home minister delays decision on U.S. extradition of Mike Lynch -Telegraph

Sept 28 (Reuters) – British businessman Mike Lynch has gained a reprieve on U.S. fraud fees after Britain’s Home Secretary Priti Patel postponed a decision on his extradition by two months, The Telegraph reported on Tuesday.

Patel has delayed her verdict on whether or not to approve Lynch’s extradition till Nov. 29 following vocal campaigning from former ministers, together with David Davis, who had known as for her to increase the deadline till the result of a civil trial, according to the newspaper.

A British courtroom mentioned in July that Lynch may be extradited to the United States to face fees, together with securities fraud, associated to the $11 billion sale of his firm, Autonomy, to Hewlett Packard. learn extra

HP has alleged that Lynch fraudulently inflated the worth of Autonomy earlier than its sale in 2011. Lynch has denied any wrongdoing.

The home secretary has few avenues to dam the extradition straight and is anticipated finally to approve it. But a delay may affect Lynch’s probabilities of interesting extradition within the High Court, the newspaper added.

The Home Office didn’t instantly reply to Reuters request for a remark however a spokesman advised the newspaper that Patel was giving full consideration to the problems raised within the case.

Reporting by Bhargav Acharya in Bengaluru; Editing by Dan Grebler

British entrepreneur Mike Lynch arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain, February 12, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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