Maltese suspected of selling malware to fight extradition to the US

The young Maltese man who earlier this month consented to be extradited to the United States to face charges for selling illegal ‘malware’ on the dark web, has appealed the sentence in order to remain in Malta.

Daniel Meli, 27 years old from Żabbar, was arrested on February 7 in an operation that was coordinated by the Malta Police Force and the Malta Attorney General’s Office, with the support of FBI and the Department of Justice.

He was arraigned in Court two days later, where he gave his consent to the extradition request.

However, he has now filed an appeal through his new lawyers, Franco Debono and Arthur Azzopardi.

Judge Neville Camilleri is expected to give a sentence on this appeal next week.

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