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In less than two weeks a judicial review will consider whether McKinnon, who has Asperger's syndrome, is too unwell to cope with the trial and possible imprisonment.
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The search for proof of the existence of UFOs landed Gary McKinnon in a world of trouble.
Gary McKinnon has lost his appeal in the UK's House of Lords against extradition to the US on hacking charges. The BBC News website profiles his history and his motives. Gary McKinnon talks to Huw Edwards on BBC News in July 2006
In 2002, Gary McKinnon was arrested by the UK's national high-tech crime unit, after being accused of hacking into Nasa and the US military computer networks.
Gary McKinnon (born 10 February 1966) is a Scottish [ 1 ] systems administrator and hacker who was accused in 2002 of perpetrating the "biggest military computer hack of all time," [ 2 ] although McKinnon himself – who has a diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome – states that he was merely looking for evidence of free energy suppression and a cover-up of UFO activity and other technologies potentially useful to the public. On 16 October 2012, after a series of legal proceedings in Britain, Home Secretary Theresa May withdrew his extradition order to the United States.