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British Tech Tycoon Set to Learn HP Fraud Verdict After 2-Year Wait

  • London judge to send draft ruling as soon as this week
  • Autonomy founder accused of fraud in U.S. over its sale
Mike Lynch

Mike Lynch

Photographer: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

British software tycoon Mike Lynch will finally learn the verdict of a $5 billion fraud suit some two years after the trial ended, in a decision that could have an impact on whether he’s sent to the U.S. to face criminal charges.

A London judge said he would circulate a draft of his long-awaited civil ruling in the case brought by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Co. as soon as this week, a lawyer for Lynch said in court Tuesday. It would then be made public two to three weeks after that, he said.