British cyber-security expert Marcus Hutchins – who has been accused of writing virus code – has lost a legal bid to suppress some evidence prosecutors want to use against him.
The evidence is comments he made in an interview after the FBI arrested him. He wanted the testimony discounted, claiming he gave it when “intoxicated”.
A court ruling issued earlier this week threw out the request saying there was no evidence that he was under the influence of drugs.
FBI agents arrested Mr Hutchins on 2 August 2017 at Las Vegas’s McCarran International Airport as he was starting his journey home after attending the Def Con hacker conference. He has been held in the US ever since his arrest.