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O’Dwyers close down extradition funding drive

Case settled, fund closed
Wed Jan 02 2013, 15:39
TVShack's Richard O'Dwyer

THE ONLINE FUNDING PAGE set up to support TV Shack sysadmin Richard O'Dwyer and his mother's campaign to save him from extradition to the US is closing down, approximately a month after the US decided that it was not necessary to extradite the student.

The funding drive had fallen short of its target, raising £13,190.00 while £25,000 was requested, but overall the campaign to save Richard O'Dwyer from extradition has been a success.

"This donate site will be closing today (once we work out how to!) Huge thanks to all who have donated here, your generosity has been most appreciated," said a note posted on the fundraising website.

"Now this nightmare is over Julia & Richard can try get back to some kind of 'normal'. Many thanks once more."

According to Julia the campaign was an expensive one, and the late trip to the US to arrange the Deferred Prosecution Agreement cleaned them out.

"Your kind and generous donations here to help with US costs are really very much appreciated, huge thanks to all of you," she added.

O'Dwyer, who was accused of making over £100,000 from the TV Shack website, was told that he will have to pay a fine and promise to abide by US laws in order to avoid extradition. He gladly accepted the terms, but still maintains that he did not break any laws. µ


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