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8th Dec 2020

UK man successfully resists extradition to US

Christopher Taylor, 58, from Wigan was discharged from extradition proceedings on 7 December 2020 by District Judge Michael Fanning, sitting at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, in proceedings brought by US authorities in connection with the mass hacking of webcams. The court was told that Mr Taylor, a full-time caregiver for his wife, suffers from depression and […]

16th Nov 2020

Former Intelligence Chiefs urge Home Secretary to block extradition to Romania of Alexander Adamescu

On 20 October 2020, the High Court dismissed Romanian national Bogan Alexander Adamescu’s appeal against a decision of District Judge Zani, sitting at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, not to discharge him from extradition proceedings and that he be returned to Romania on charges of bribing judges. Mr Adamescu’s legal team argued that his extradition should be […]

1st Nov 2020

Meng Wanzhou can argue US misrepresented case against her

Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes handed down an interim ruling on 28 October 2020 in the ongoing extradition proceedings against Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, which allows the defence to argue that the US misrepresented the evidence of alleged fraud against Ms Meng to the Canadian authorities. The judge stated that the allegations have […]

23rd Oct 2020

Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Act 2020 receives Royal Assent

On 22 October 2020, the Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Act received Royal Assent and partly entered into force. The Act introduces a new power of arrest without the need for a domestic warrant of persons sought for extradition in connection with serious offending where the request comes from a specified country. The NCA will be responsible […]

20th Oct 2020

Date set for Mike Lynch extradition hearing

Former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch appeared in Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 19 October 2020 where a date was set for the hearing in the ongoing US extradition proceedings against him. Mr Lynch, who faces charges of conspiracy, securities fraud and wire fraud in the US in connection with the sale of his company Autonomy to […]

15th Oct 2020

Irish court refuses third French request to extradite Ian Bailey

The Irish High Court has, for the third time, refused French authorities’ request to extradite Ian Bailey to serve a 25 year sentence for the murder of French filmmaker Sophie Toscan du Planitier in Schull, West Cork in 1996. The first request for Mr Bailey’s extradition was made in 2010 but the decision to order […]

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