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20th Jul 2021

Carlos Ghosn’s accomplices sentenced in Japan

  Michael Taylor, 60, a US citizen and former member of the US Army Special Forces, and his son Peter Taylor, 28, were sentenced on 19th July 2021 by a court in Tokyo, Japan, for assisting Carlos Ghosn, former boss of Nissan, escape from Japan in  December 2019. The pair received sentences of two years and […]

7th Jul 2021

CASE SUMMARY: Blanchard v Spain [2021] EWHC 1776 (Admin): Incoherence is still a bar to extradition

  Background facts The appellant Requested Person (‘RP’) appealed against the decision of the District Judge to order his extradition to Spain pursuant to an accusation European Arrest Warrant (‘EAW’) for offences relating to his alleged involvement in a criminal enterprise which was engaged in fraud and money laundering. The appellant had a chequered history […]

1st Jul 2021

CASE SUMMARY: Spirache v Romania [2021] EWHC 1778 (Admin)

  Background facts The appellant Requesting State (‘RS’) appealed against the decision of the District Judge (‘DJ’) to order the Requested Person’s (‘RP’) discharge under section 20(7) of the Extradition Act 2003. The RP was sought pursuant to a conviction European Arrest Warrant (‘EAW’) for two offences of trafficking vulnerable women for prostitution for which […]

21st Jun 2021

CASE SUMMARY: Popoviciu v Romania [2021] EWHC 1584 (Admin)

  Background Facts The appellant (‘P’) appealed against an order for his extradition to Romania to serve a sentence of 7 years’ imprisonment for two offences: accessory to aggravated abuse of power and bribery. The convictions stemmed from an alleged conspiracy to transfer a plot of land under State ownership to a private company. P […]

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