Hacker faces up to 40 years in jail


José Manuel García Rodríguez was arrested in July 2005 in Carcarañá, Argentina, where he was known to inhabitants as "el Gordo España" (the fat Spaniard). On Friday he arrived at Madrid's Barajas airport on a flight from Buenas Aires, accompanied by two Interpol officers.

"García Rodríguez is accused of being Spain's biggest ever hacker, and could face a sentence of up to 40 years in prison if the charges against him are proven," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos. "It's encouraging to see international authorities working closely together across continents to bring computer criminals to justice. If found guilty, el Gordo España could soon be on a prison diet of bread and water." Hacker extradited from Argentina faces up to 40 years in jail

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