An alleged hacker whose computers have been seized by way of police more than five years ago is the use of legislation from 1897 to are looking for their go back.
The High Court blocked the extradition of Lauri Love, from Suffolk to the US remaining year.
Mr. Love, 34, is claimed to have stolen facts from US organizations.
He becomes arrested and gadgets had been seized by using British police. Although he changed into charged in the US, he faces no charges in the UK.
On Monday, Mr. Love, who has British-Finnish nationality, is taking the National Crime Agency (NCA) to the courtroom.
He is the use of the Police (Property) Act of 1897 to are looking for the go back of pc gadget that turned into seized by means of police in 2013.
The case is being heard at Hendon Magistrates’ Court in London.
In 2015, the NCA stated it become refusing handy lower back Mr. Love’s computers till he helped them decrypt some of the files.
Mr. Love, of Stradishall, said that, as the “NCA has not elected to pursue expenses and has seemingly no longer positioned any efforts into this quit”, it’s time they again the assets to him.
He stated he turned into worried on the “absurdly protracted” period of time that he has needed to look forward to a decision of the case.
Mr. Love, who became arrested in 2013 on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offenses, said it turned into essential to “face up to” actions that result in the “arbitrary deprivation of belongings and information”.
The NCA stated the investigation persevered and a spokeswoman added: “A number of devices were seized through the NCA at the time, and those gadgets continue to be within the palms of the NCA.”
Mr. Love allegedly stole records from US businesses, consisting of the Federal Reserve, the United States Army, the protection branch, Nasa and the FBI, in a spate of online assaults in 2012 and 2013.