From the Independent
Computer hacker, Gary McKinnon, will face no further criminal proceedings over the hacking of US government computers the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, said today.
Mr McKinnon, 46, admitted he accessed the government computers but says he was looking for evidence of UFOs.
He could have faced up to 60 years in prison if he was convicted in the US.
In October McKinnon sensationally won his fight against extradition to the United States, as the Home Secretary, Theresa May, ruled that the former computer hacker was not well enough to stand trial overseas.
He was permitted to remain in the UK after medical reports showed he would be very likely to kill himself if extradited.
Mr McKinnon, who had been fighting extradition since 2002, suffers from Asperger's Syndrome.
Both Prime Minister David Cameron, who held talks on the case with President Barack Obama, and his deputy, Nick Clegg, previously condemned plans to send him to the US.http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/computer-hacker-gary-mckinnon-will-face-no-further-action-says-cps-8417875.html