German court blocks U.S. extradition for “number 2” hacker

A German court has put the brakes on efforts to extradite a suspected hacker to the US, arguing that the potential sentence of almost 250 years he faces in the U.S. is excessive by German standards.

32-year-old Turkish national Ercan Findikoğlu has been held in Germany since his arrest at Frankfurt Airport in December 2013. Since then there have been several legal stages, with approval given to the extradition….

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