Monthly Archives: October 2018

30th Oct 2018

Thomas O’Connor to be extradited to the UK tomorrow

In January 2007, Thomas O’Connor was convicted of defrauding HMRC at Blackfriars’ Crown Court. He absconded from his sentencing hearing and was sentenced, in his absence, to 4 years and 6 months in custody. In 2009, Mr O’Connor had returned to Ireland, where he was arrested on a European Arrest Warrant (EAW). The Irish High […]

24th Oct 2018

Andreas Hauschild granted conditional bail until January 2019

Today, Southwark Crown Court granted conditional bail to Andreas Hauschild. He will be remanded on bail until his EURIBOR rigging trial takes place in January 2019. Mr Hauschild is accused of conspiring to rig EURIBOR, a currency benchmark that underlies billions of pounds worth of financial transactions. Today, the judge at Southwark Crown Court granted […]

18th Oct 2018

Suspected Chinese spy extradited to US

Last week, a Chinese Intelligence officer was extradited to the US to face economic espionage charges. Mr Yanjun Xu was arrested in Belgium last spring, after he travelled to Belgium from China.  On 10th October 2018, Mr Xu appeared before the Federal Court in Cincinnati to face charges of conspiring and attempting to commit economic […]

16th Oct 2018

Vinay Mittal extradited from Bali to India to face bank fraud charges

Mr Vinay Mittal is wanted in India for a number of alleged bank frauds to the value of approximately Rs 40 crore (£4.4m). In India, a criminal case was registered against Mr Mittal in 2014, and a further case in 2016, on the request of Corporation Bank and the Punjab National Bank. The CBI has […]

11th Oct 2018

Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh: High Court hears application relating to the lack of death penalty assurances for ISIS members

El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey were raised in Britain and are now alleged to have been part of an ISIS terror cell, known as “the Beatles.” The terror cell was responsible for the beheadings of British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning and American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff. El Sheikh and […]

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