British judge rules to extradite 'Flash Crash' trader to US


London (AFP)

A British judge on Wednesday ruled that a British financial trader accused of manipulating markets and causing the 2010 "Flash Crash" in US stocks can be extradited to face trial in the United States.

Navinder Singh Sarao, a 37-year-old working out of a modest suburban London home, allegedly made millions of dollars with a computer programme that could automatically manipulate prices, according to a US grand jury.