Reply to post: Re: Not exactly Lord Copper

He's coming home, he's coming... Hutchins' coming home: British Wannacry killer held in US on malware dev rap set free by judge

tfewster Silver badge
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Re: Not exactly Lord Copper

Not really - Hutchins pleaded "guilty" to past misdemeanours, so the verdict was "guilty" and he now has a criminal record. The judge took everything into account (as they should) and passed a minimum sentence.

An instant trial or a plea of "not guilty" might have led to the same verdict but a harsher sentence. Swings and roundabouts.

Anyway, I'm happy he's free now.

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