Blowing it out of his Ass
"We have a good extradition relationship with the UK and I'm confident that the review that the Home Secretary will make will be an appropriate one", Eric Holder
No, under the same criteria McKinnon could not be extradited from the US to this country.
"Well McKinnon is a person who commited serious crimes resulting in about a million dollars worth of damages in the United States", Eric Holder
What really happened was McKinnon logged into Windows NT machines with a blank administrator password (presumably because they were all loaded from the same image). Installed a remote desktop app (RemotelyAnywhere). Alerted the operators by typing msgs in wordpad and leaving them on their desktop. They caught him because he used his own email address to register the RemotelyAnywhere software. And finally Gary was only looking for evidence of secret spaceships, only he can't really remember if he found some as he was "smoking a lot of dope at the time".
"I'd instant message them, using WordPad, with a bit of a political diatribe. You know, I'd leave a message on their desktop that read 'Secret government is blah blah blah.' "