Financial Crime Financial Crime

Autonomy's Lynch says he will appeal US extradition decision

By Martin Coyle and Phoebe Seers
  • 31 Jan 2022 05:30
  • 31 Jan 2022 05:30
Autonomy founder Mike Lynch will appeal a UK government decision that he can be extradited to the US to face fraud charges related to the software company’s 2011 sale to Hewlett-Packard.

On Friday evening, interior minister Priti Patel said the extradition could go ahead, hours before a midnight deadline for he

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Martin Coyle

Senior Correspondent

Martin Coyle is a senior correspondent, based in MLex's London office, reporting daily on bribery and corruption issues in the UK and Europe. Previously he was a senior editor at Thomson Reuters where he covered anti-money laundering, financial crime and regulatory enforcement issues. Prior to that he was editor of The Accountant, the world's oldest accounting publication, and International Accounting Bulletin, a bi-monthly business journal owned by Lafferty.

Phoebe Seers


Phoebe has covered Financial Crime and compliance issues for MLex since 2015, initially in the Hong Kong bureau and currently in London. While in Hong Kong she won two SOPA awards for her reporting on corruption in the energy sector in Indonesia. Prior to journalism she worked as a solicitor with a focus on white-collar crime litigation in London and Hong Kong. She has a BA in English and Philosophy from Newcastle University.

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