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Tech entrepreneur Mike Lynch can be extradited to US, rules Priti Patel

Home secretary makes decision on same day Hewlett-Packard wins six-year civil fraud case against UK citizen

Mike Lynch, the tech entrepreneur once hailed as Britain’s answer to Bill Gates, faces extradition to the US to answer criminal fraud charges, after a ruling by the home secretary, Priti Patel.

On Friday, Hewlett-Packard won its six-year civil fraud case against Lynch after a high court judge ruled that he duped the US firm into overpaying for his software firm Autonomy, sold to HP for $11bn (£8.2bn) in 2011.

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