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Ex-Autonomy CEO Begins US Extradition Fight Over HP Sale

Law360, London (February 8, 2021, 8:42 PM GMT) -- British technology entrepreneur Mike Lynch will appear at a London court on Tuesday to begin his fight against extradition to the U.S. on fraud and conspiracy charges stemming from the $11.7 billion sale of his software firm Autonomy to Hewlett-Packard.

Lawyers for the tech entrepreneur will argue at the hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court that English law should prevent his extradition. (iStock) Lynch, 55, has been charged with 17 counts of wire and securities fraud by U.S. prosecutors who allege he inflated Autonomy's value to make it more attractive to HP ahead of its acquisition in 2011. A year after the...

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