Category: United Kingdom

20th Nov 2019

CASE SUMMARY: Wyatt v US [2019] EWHC 2978 (Admin)

Background facts The appellant appealed against the decision of District Judge Tempia to order his extradition to the United States to face trial on charges relating to alleged computer hacking with associated demands for money and the dissemination on the internet of personal medical records. At his extradition hearing the appellant submitted that the ‘forum […]

20th Nov 2019

Sweden Drops Assange Rape Investigation

Swedish prosecutors announced yesterday, 19 November that they have dropped the investigation into sexual offences allegedly committed by Julian Assange. The Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Eva-Marie Person, cited the weakening of evidence over the protracted investigative period as the reason for the decision. Notwithstanding the decision, Ms Persson made clear in her statement that […]

11th Nov 2019

Eamon Harrison faces extradition to UK from Republic of Ireland

Eamon Harrison, a 22 year old lorry driver for Northern Ireland has appeared in court facing extradition to the UK from the Republic of Ireland on charges of manslaughter, conspiracy to commit human trafficking and conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants who were discovered in a lorry […]

1st Nov 2019

France requests extradition of unlicensed medicine salesman

David Noakes, the former CEO of Immino Biotech a Guernsey based company, is facing extradition to France to face prosecution on nine charges including the marketing of unlicensed medicines. Mr Noakes was convicted by a UK court in November 2018 and sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment. Immuno Biotech illegally made and distributed GcMAF (marketed as […]

1st Nov 2019

Alexander Adamescu granted permission to appeal against extradition

Alexander Adamescu has been granted permission to appeal against the decision of District Judge Zani at Westminster Magistrates’ Court to order his extradition to Romania. Mr Adamescu is sought for extradition on two charges of bribing judges. Mr Adamescu’s initial application for permission was refused by the High Court on all six grounds. His renewed […]

30th Oct 2019

Karime Macías released on bail pending extradition hearing

Karime Macías, the wife of the former governor of Mexico’s Veracruz province, was arrested in London on Tuesday 29 October. Six hours after her arrest, Ms Macías was released on bail pending an extradition hearing, on the condition she remain in London. Mexico is seeking her extradition in relation to charges of the misuse of […]

29th Oct 2019

US trader denied bail in extradition proceedings

Joseph El-Khouri, a US securities trader facing extradition to the US on charges of insider trading, was yesterday denied bail at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. Mr El-Khouri is one of six people indicted by the US in connection with a global insider trading ring in the past two weeks. Others implicated in the offending include Edward […]

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