The UK Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have agreed to convene in late November to decide if a new criminal investigation against NASA hacker Garry McKinnon should take place.According to V3, the agencies’ representatives will form a joint panel after each of them performs some preliminary enquiries.
The CPS highlighted the fact that in November they will only decide whether or not to pursue a new case against McKinnon. They will not start legal proceedings directly.
A few weeks ago, UK Home Secretary Theresa May decided to block McKinnon’s extradition to the United States based on the fact that the man suffers from the Asperger’s Syndrome.
Although he will not have to face the charges brought against him in the US, the hacker might be prosecuted in the UK.
Ten years have passed since the McKinnon case started and if the MPS and the CPS decide to issue legal proceedings against him, it might be far from being over.