On Friday, the United Kingdom announced that British businessman Mike Lynch had been extradited to the United States to face prosecution for an alleged multi-billion dollar fraud related to the 2011 sale of software firm Autonomy to Hewlett-Packard.
After the High Court rejected Lynch’s appeal, the British interior ministry released a statement saying he had been extradited on Thursday.
The High Court ruled against Dr. Lynch’s request to challenge his extradition on April 21. The government said in a statement that Dr. Lynch had been extradited to the United States on May 11.
Lynch’s arrival in the United States was confirmed by government officials.
“After lengthy extradition proceedings in the United Kingdom, Defendant Michael Richard Lynch has finally landed on our shores to stand trial, accompanied by the United States Marshals Service,” reads a US court document from Thursday.
Lynch has been accused of a major fraud in the United States related to the sale of his software company, Autonomy, to HP in 2011 for $11 billion (£8.5 billion).
The purchase cost the American company a fortune.
After the transaction, Hewlett-Packard claims that it suffered massive losses because Autonomy had inflated its accounts and been dishonest with them.