Romania Temporarily Extradites ‘Guccifer’ to U.S. to Face Hacking Charges

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Thursday, April 7, 2016
Author: 
David A. Sadoff
Volume: 
32
Issue: 
4
Abstract: 

On March 5, 2016, Romania’s High Court of Cassation and Justice approved the U.S. government’s request for the extradition of an infamous Romanian hacker Marcel Lehel Lazăr, better known by his pseudonym Guccifer, to face a nine-count indictment. The extradition was authorized on a temporary 18-month basis, to allow sufficient time for his prosecution in the U.S. after which Guccifer is expected to be returned to Romania to complete an ongoing sentence there.  Guccifer claims not to have contested his extradition at a February hearing.