A British Columbia judge ruled Friday that California has enough evidence to request the extradition of Charles McVey, wanted on charges of conspiring to sell stolen computer technology to the Soviet Union.

Supreme Court Justice Alan MacDonell said he was "satisfied that a properly constructed jury would convict McVey" of eight charges, including wire fraud and devising and participating in a scheme to defraud the Saxpy Computer Corp. of Sunnyvale, Calif.McVey fled the United States in 1983 shortly before being indicted by a federal grand jury on 23 charges of selling and shipping some $12 million in computer equipment to the Soviet Union via intermediaries in Switzerland. After being atop the U.S. Commerce Department's most-wanted list for more than four years, McVey was apprehended by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police while on a fishing trip in Canada's Yukon territory.