Spain Extradites U.K. Citizen to the U.S. and He Pleads Guilty to Cyber Crimes

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Friday, May 26, 2023
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
6
Abstract: 

On May 9, 2023, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Joseph James O’Connor, aka PlugwalkJoe, 23, pleaded guilty in New York to his role in cyberstalking and multiple schemes involving computer hacking, including the July 2020 hack of Twitter.  Spain extradited him on April 26, 2023.[1]



[1]    U.S. Department of Justice, U.K. Citizen Extradited and Pleads Guilty to Cyber Crime Offenses, Press Rel. 23-534, May 9, 2023.