Mike Lynch, the British software program program tycoon, has been extradited to the US weeks after shedding a long-running licensed battle in opposition to the switch.
Sky Information understands that Mr Lynch arrived in San Francisco on a United Airways flight on Thursday lunchtime, paving the way in which through which for the earlier Autonomy chief to be tried on jail charges.
One provide acknowledged a resolve in California had ordered that he pay a $100m bail bond with the intention to secure his launch all through a listening to after his arrival inside the US.
Mr Lynch’s extradition had been anticipated since he misplaced a Excessive Court docket wrestle closing month.
He has found himself mired in litigation for years, after HP alleged that he and fairly a couple of colleagues had manipulated Autonomy’s accounts to inflate its price.
The agency’s former finance chief, Sushovan Hussain, is serving 5 years in jail after conviction inside the US in 2018.
Mr Lynch has argued that Autonomy’s standing as a British agency, listed in London, meant that any charges in opposition to him should be launched inside the UK.
A civil case in opposition to Mr Lynch resulted in HP “considerably succeeding” in its claims in January closing 12 months, although Mr Justice Hildyard acknowledged it was in all probability that the following damages could be lower than the $5bn being claimed by the American software program program giant.
The businessman’s future has sparked a row throughout which distinguished British entrepreneurs and executives have protested at what they often known as the “unreasonable” use of the extradition treaty between Britain and the US.
In a letter to Rishi Sunak in February, figures along with Brent Hoberman, the co-founder of Lastminute.com, and FTSE-100 boardroom veterans akin to Lord Stevenson of Coddenham, the earlier HBOS and Pearson chairman, argued in opposition to the switch to have Mr Lynch face trial inside the US.
They acknowledged it is going to see a treaty “enacted swiftly after 9/11 to allow the pursuit of terrorists deployed to settle a business case already being thought of by the UK courts”.
The group of signatories described this as “deeply worrying to anybody operating a enterprise within the UK”.
“This sequence of occasions would clearly intrude on the sovereignty of the British courts and counsel the US can disregard our legal guidelines.”
A spokesman for Mr Lynch declined to comment, whereas the US Division of Justice has been contacted for comment.