Monthly Archives: January 2020

28th Jan 2020

France charges Alexander Vinnik with money laundering

Russian national Alexander Vinnik has been extradited from Greece to France, where he is charged with extortion, aggravated money laundering and harming automated data-processing systems. He is alleged to have defrauded more than 100 people in six French cities Mr Vinnik has been involved in a multi-jurisdictional battle with France, the US and Russia, all […]

25th Jan 2020

Eamonn Harrison to be extradited to UK

The High Court in Dublin has ruled in favour of the extradition of Eamonn Harrison. Mr Harrison is facing 39 charges of manslaughter and two conspiracy charges in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrant workers found in a refrigerated container in Essex on 23 October 2019. Mr Harrison’s lawyers argued that there was […]

21st Jan 2020

Extradition hearing begins for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou

The extradition hearing of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer, began on Monday 20 January in Vancouver. The US is seeking Ms Meng’s extradition to face charges of fraud. It is alleged that she misled US banks in relation to dealings with Iran in violation of US sanctions. The 2018 arrest of Ms Meng in […]

12th Jan 2020

US refuses UK request to extradite Ann Sacoolas

The US has rejected the UK’s request to extradite Ann Sacoolas to face charges of death by dangerous driving, calling it ‘highly inappropriate’. Ms Sacoolas was charged in December 2019 with causing the death of Harry Dunne in August 2019. Mr Dunne, 19, was killed when his motorcycle was struck outside an RAF base in […]

6th Jan 2020

CASE SUMMARY: Kalinowski v Poland [2019] 12 WLUK 263

Background facts The appellant (“K”) appealed against an order for his extradition to the respondent requesting state, Poland, to face charges of causing “medium” bodily harm. The alleged offending took place in Slovenia but involved Polish citizens. K had stabbed the victim in the abdomen with a long knife. The victim was successfully treated at […]

4th Jan 2020

INTERPOL issues Red Notice for ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn

INTERPOL has issued a Red Notice in respect of former Nissan and Renault chairman Carlos Ghosn. Mr Ghosn arrived in Lebanon on Tuesday 31 December 2019, having fled custody in Japan, having been smuggled aboard a private jet which took him first to Turkey, before arriving in Beirut. Mr Ghosn was initially arrested in Tokyo […]

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