Romanian Court Rules Hacker Can be Extradited to US

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A Romanian court has ruled that a hacker known as Guccifer should be extradited to the U.S. to serve a 4½-year prison sentence.

The court in the central city of Alba Iulia ruled Monday that Romanian Marcel Lazar Lehel will be extradited after completing a seven-year sentence in Romania.

Guccifer gained global notoriety after he hacked the email accounts of U.S. officials including former Secretary of State Colin Powell and members of the Bush family.

He also claimed to have hacked the emails of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but prosecutors found no evidence of that. However, he was found to have hacked an email account of Sidney Blumenthal, a confidant of Clinton, in March 2013.

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