Category: United States

17th Jun 2020

Ghosn accomplices argue “bail jumping” not an extraditable offence

Lawyers for American father and son Michael and Peter Taylor, who are wanted in Japan in connection with former Nissan Director Carlos Ghosn’s escape from Japanese custody on 30 December 2019, have argued that they cannot be extradited as the crime for which they were arrested,  that of aiding a “bail jumping”, does not exist […]

16th Jun 2020

Meng Wanzhou raises new arguments in extradition fight

Lawyers for Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer, Meng Wanzhou, have raised new arguments in their ongoing bid to prevent her extradition to the US from Canada. Ms Meng’s legal team is seeking to have proceedings stayed as an abuse of process on the grounds that the case submitted by the US is “grossly inaccurate” and […]

8th Jun 2020

US issues MLA request to question Prince Andrew

The US Department of Justice has reportedly made a formal request for mutual legal assistance (“MLA”) to the UK Home Office to facilitate the questioning of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, about his ties to Jeffrey Epstein. Mr Epstein, who died while in custody last year, is alleged to have been at the centre […]

3rd Jun 2020

Japan issues formal extradition request for Ghosn accomplices

Japanese authorities have made a formal request to the US Department of State for the extradition of ex-Green Beret (US Special Forces) Michael Taylor and his son Peter Taylor, the pair suspected of facilitating former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn’s escape from Japanese custody, in December 2019. Mr Ghosn was under house arrest awaiting trial on […]

1st Jun 2020

Julian Assange ‘too ill’ to attend case management hearing

Lawyers for Julian Assange stated that ill-health was the reason for their client’s failure to attend the latest case management hearing in the ongoing extradition proceedings against him. Mr Assange’s health, according to his spokesperson, has declined in recent weeks and he has lost weight. He is reported to have been transferred to the medical […]

26th May 2020

Japan seeks extradition of Carlos Ghosn’s accomplices

Michael Taylor, a US citizen and former member of the US Army Special Forces, colloquially the “Green Berets”, and his son Peter, were arrested in Harvard, Massachusetts by the US Marshals Service at the request of the Japanese authorities. Japan is seeking their extradition in connection with former Nissan chief executive Carlos Ghosn’s escape from […]

11th May 2020

INTERPOL Red Notice issued for Anne Sacoolas

An INTERPOL Red Notice has reportedly been issued for Anne Sacoolas in connection with her alleged involvement in the death of Harry Dunn in August 2019. Mrs Sacoolas fled the UK in the days after the collision which caused Mr Dunn’s death, claiming diplomatic immunity. She was charged with causing death by dangerous driving in […]

5th May 2020

Assange extradition hearing delayed until September

District Judge Vanessa Baraitser on Monday 27 April decided to adjourn extradition proceedings against Julian Assange due to the ongoing restrictions in place in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Mr Assange’s case was due to resume hearings on 18 May 2020 but the Judge said in a hearing held by conference call that it would […]

21st Apr 2020

Vijay Mallya loses appeal against extradition

The High Court has rejected an appeal by Indian businessman Vijay Mallya against a 2018 decision of Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot, the Chief Magistrate, not to discharge him from extradition proceedings. Mr Mallya is wanted in India to stand trial on charges of fraudulent misrepresentation and conspiracy to defraud. He is alleged to have […]

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