Reply to post: Re: So HP are chasing him in UK and US courts?

Uncle Sam prepping order to extradite ex-Autonomy boss Mike Lynch from the UK

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Re: So HP are chasing him in UK and US courts?

No, double jeaopardy doesn't apply here - the UK case is a civil case, the US one is a criminal one.

However if HP loses the civil case, it'll be an embarrassing situation for them to be in, I'm sure. But it won't make much odds - US prosecutors tend to load up as many charges as possible to come to as many years in jail as possible and then offer a plea deal that is what they actually were aiming for in the first place, meaning that if you try and plead not guilty and you get convicted on just one or two of the charges, you end up doing more jail time than the original plea deal.

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