Americans Plead Guilty in Japan to Aiding Carlos Ghosn’s Escape

Michael Taylor, a former Green Beret, and his son Peter Maxwell Taylor helped the former Nissan chief flee to Lebanon and sidestep the Japanese justice system.

#extradition, #fugitives, #ghosn-carlos, #japan, #nissan-motor-co, #taylor-michael-private-security-contractor, #taylor-peter-maxwell

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New Zealand Court Clears Way for Murder Suspect’s Extradition to China

The Supreme Court insisted on assurances from Beijing that the man, accused of killing a Chinese woman in 2009, would not be tortured and would get a fair trial.

#china, #extradition, #international-relations, #new-zealand

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Texas Lawyer Known as D.W.I. Dude Gets 15 Years in Fraud Scheme

A lawyer known as the D.W.I. Dude pocketed money that he told drug dealers would be used to bribe officials, prosecutors said.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #colombia, #dallas-morning-news, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drunken-and-reckless-driving, #extradition, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #frauds-and-swindling, #money-laundering, #texas, #united-states

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Harvey Weinstein to Face Charges in Los Angeles as Early as May

The producer faces more than a dozen counts of sexual assault involving five different women.

#metoo-movement, #beverly-hills-calif, #buffalo-ny, #extradition, #los-angeles-calif, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #weinstein-harvey, #young-lauren

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Ioannis Lagos, Greek Neo-Nazi Lawmaker, Stripped of Immunity by European Parliament

Ioannis Lagos, sentenced to 13 years in prison by a Greek court for his part in running the fascist Golden Dawn party, had been immune from extradition as an elected member of the European Union’s legislature.

#belgium, #decisions-and-verdicts, #europe, #european-parliament, #extradition, #golden-dawn-greece, #greece, #immunity-from-prosecution, #lagos-ioannis-1972, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #neo-nazi-groups, #politics-and-government

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Queens Man Is Charged in 1976 Killing of Pregnant Teenager

Luis Sierra, 63, of Ozone Park, was arrested this week in the killing of Evelyn Colon, a Jersey City 15-year-old whose dismembered remains were found along a riverbank in Pennsylvania, the authorities said.

#assaults, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #extradition, #forensic-science, #jersey-city-nj, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-jersey, #ozone-park-queens-ny, #pennsylvania, #queens-nyc, #sex-crimes

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North Korea Cuts Diplomatic Ties with Malaysia Over U.S. Extradition

The extradition is part of Washington’s efforts to crack down on what it has called widespread sanctions-evading activities by North Korean businessmen and diplomats around the world.

#defectors-political, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #extradition, #malaysia, #north-korea, #nuclear-tests, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations

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Two Americans Tied to Carlos Ghosn’s Escape Are Extradited to Japan

The father and son face trial on charges that they helped Mr. Ghosn, Nissan’s former chief, flee in a speaker box to Lebanon in 2019.

#extradition, #fugitives, #ghosn-carlos, #japan, #kelly-greg-nissan-executive, #nissan-motor-co, #renault-sa, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #taylor-michael-private-security-contractor, #taylor-peter-maxwell

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Harry Dunn’s Family Can Sue for Damages in U.S., Judge Rules

Anne Sacoolas, a State Department employee, was charged in a car accident that killed British teenager Harry Dunn in 2019. She returned to the U.S., but a Virginia judge says his parents can sue for damages.

#diplomatic-immunity, #dunn-harry-d-2019, #extradition, #royal-air-force, #sacoolas-anne, #state-department, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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2 Americans Tied to Carlos Ghosn’s Escape to Be Extradited to Japan

The Supreme Court denied a bid by a father and son to block their extradition. They face trial on charges they helped Japan’s most famous criminal defendant flee to Lebanon.

#beirut-lebanon, #extradition, #fugitives, #ghosn-carlos, #japan, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #taylor-michael-private-security-contractor, #taylor-peter-maxwell

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Biden Justice Dept. Asks British Court to Approve Assange Extradition

Advocates of press freedoms had urged the new administration to instead drop a Trump-era effort to prosecute the WikiLeaks founder.

#assange-julian-p, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #extradition, #freedom-of-the-press, #great-britain, #justice-department, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wikileaks

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Biden Justice Dept. Asks British Court to Approve Extradition of Julian Assange

Advocates of press freedoms had urged the new administration to instead drop a Trump-era effort to prosecute the WikiLeaks founder.

#assange-julian-p, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #extradition, #freedom-of-the-press, #great-britain, #justice-department, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wikileaks

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Fashion Mogul Peter Nygard Denied Bail by Canadian Judge

Mr. Nygard, who faces sex-trafficking and other charges in the United States, will remain in prison during extradition proceedings, a judge ruled.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #extradition, #manitoba-canada, #nygard-peter, #sex-crimes

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Israel Extradites Teacher Accused of Abuse in Australia, Reports Say

Malka Leifer, who fled to Israel, faces 74 counts of sexual abuse related to her tenure as a principal at a Jewish girls’ school in Melbourne.

#australia, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #deportation, #extradition, #israel, #leifer-malka, #melbourne-australia, #principals-school, #sex-crimes

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In Court, Peter Nygard’s Lawyers Fail to Satisfy Judge’s Terms for Bail

The former fashion executive’s defense team asked for more time after one of the two guarantors who put forward collateral raised suspicions.

#canada, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #extradition, #nygard-peter, #sex-crimes, #winnipeg-manitoba

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True-Crime Podcast Puts Spotlight on Irish Coach Accused of Abuse

The Irish police are investigating accusations that George Gibney, a former swim coach for Ireland now living in the United States, sexually abused two swimmers who came forward after hearing the podcast about him.

#british-broadcasting-corp, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coaches-and-managers, #extradition, #gibney-george-1948, #immigration-and-emigration, #ireland, #orlando-fla, #podcasts, #politics-and-government, #second-captains-ltd, #sex-crimes, #swimming, #where-is-george-gibney-radio-program

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With Trump Presidency Winding Down, Push for Assange Pardon Ramps Up

Supporters of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have enlisted a lobbyist with connections to the president and filed a clemency petition with the White House.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #assange-julian-p, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #blueprint-for-free-speech, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #extradition, #freedom-of-the-press, #great-britain, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-transition-us, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #stryk-robert, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wikileaks

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Julian Assange Is Denied Bail by U.K. Judge

The decision came two days after the judge blocked the extradition of the WikiLeaks founder to the United States, citing risks of suicide.

#assange-julian-p, #bail, #decisions-and-verdicts, #extradition, #great-britain, #united-states, #wikileaks

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U.K. Judge Blocks Assange’s Extradition to U.S., Citing Mental Health Concerns

The WikiLeaks founder, who is currently jailed in Britain, had been indicted in the United States on 17 charges of violating the Espionage Act.

#assange-julian-p, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #decisions-and-verdicts, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #extradition, #great-britain, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Julian Assange Faces Ruling on Extradition to U.S.

A British judge plans to rule on Monday whether the WikiLeaks founder should be sent to the U.S. to face charges of violating the Espionage Act and hacking government computers.

#assange-julian-p, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #decisions-and-verdicts, #extradition, #freedom-of-the-press, #great-britain, #united-states, #wikileaks

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U.S. Considers Granting Immunity to Saudi Prince in Suspected Assassination Attempt

If the request is granted, it could potentially provide a legal basis to dismiss a separate case against Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

#aljabri-saad, #assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #canada, #diplomatic-immunity, #extradition, #immunity-from-prosecution, #khashoggi-jamal, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #saudi-arabia, #state-department, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Missing Fort Drum Soldier Is Found Dead in New Jersey

Cpl. Hayden Allen Harris’s body was found in a remote part of Sussex County, N.J. A fellow soldier was in custody and was expected to be charged in connection with his death, the authorities said.

#byram-nj, #extradition, #fort-drum-ny, #hayden-allen-harris, #jamaal-mellish, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-jersey, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #watertown-ny

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Greece Wants Him in Prison. Instead, He’s in the E.U. Parliament.

Leaders of the neo-fascist Golden Dawn party were convicted of running a criminal group. But one is living free in Brussels, immune from extradition as a European Parliament member.

#brussels-belgium, #european-parliament, #extradition, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #golden-dawn-greece, #greece, #immunity-from-prosecution, #organized-crime

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Canadian Fashion Mogul Peter Nygard Indicted on Sex-Trafficking Charges

Mr. Nygard was arrested in Canada at the request of the U.S. attorney’s office in New York City, which accused him of recruiting dozens of women for sex.

#extradition, #fashion-and-apparel, #human-trafficking, #nygard-peter, #sex-crimes, #winnipeg-manitoba

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South Africa and Malawi Quarrel Over Fate of Shepherd Bushiri, a Fugitive Preacher

Shepherd Bushiri, the founder of a megachurch in South Africa, fled to his home country, Malawi, amid fraud and money laundering charges, leaving the two nations to argue over his fate.

#bushiri-shepherd, #extradition, #frauds-and-swindling, #fugitives, #law-and-legislation, #malawi, #south-africa

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Hong Kong Protester Alexandra Wong Returns After Vanishing in August

Alexandra Wong, 64, better known as “Grandma Wong,” said she had been detained by the Chinese authorities and made to pledge she would stop protesting.

#china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #extradition, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #shenzhen-china

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Islamic State ‘Beatles’ Fighters Being Brought to U.S. to Face Charges

The federal prosecution of two Britons involved in the kidnapping and torture of American hostages comes more than two years after they were captured in Syria.

#defense-and-military-forces, #detainees, #emwazi-mohammed, #extradition, #foley-james-1973-2014, #great-britain, #iraq, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #kassig-peter-edward-1988-2014, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #kotey-alexanda, #sotloff-steven-j, #syria, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Harvey Weinstein Faces Six Additional Sexual Assault Charges in Los Angeles

Prosecutors said they would seek Mr. Weinstein’s extradition from prison in New York to face the charges, which now include four counts of forcible rape.

#metoo-movement, #beverly-hills-calif, #extradition, #lacey-jackie-1957, #los-angeles-calif, #new-york-state, #sex-crimes, #weinstein-harvey, #women-and-girls

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Hong Kong Is China, Like It or Not

After months of chaos in the city, something had to be done, and the Chinese government did it.

#china, #constitutions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deng-xiaoping, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #extradition, #fugitives, #heritage-foundation, #hong-kong, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #lam-carrie-1957, #law-and-legislation, #macau, #national-peoples-congress-china, #politics-and-government, #secession-and-independence-movements, #taiwan, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Israeli Accused of Sex Abuse in Australia Can Be Extradited, Court Says

Australia has been seeking Malka Leifer’s extradition for six years so she can face 74 charges of sexual assault stemming from her time as the principal of an ultra-Orthodox school in Melbourne.

#australia, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #decisions-and-verdicts, #extradition, #fugitives, #international-relations, #israel, #leifer-malka, #mental-health-and-disorders, #sex-crimes

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At Assange’s Extradition Hearing, Troubled Tech Takes Center Stage

The WikiLeaks founder’s high-profile case was delayed for months by the coronavirus. Now it is being hobbled by faulty livestreams and other technical issues.

#assange-julian-p, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #extradition, #freedom-of-the-press, #london-england, #manning-chelsea, #united-states, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #wikileaks

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Julian Assange Appears in London Court for U.S. Extradition Hearing

The case against the WikiLeaks founder, who is accused of obtaining and publishing secret military and diplomatic documents, was delayed in February because of the coronavirus pandemic.

#assange-julian-p, #central-criminal-court-of-england-and-wales-old-bailey, #extradition, #great-britain, #london-england, #manning-chelsea, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #wikileaks

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U.S. Suspends Bilateral Agreements With Hong Kong, Escalating Tensions With China

The actions are part of the Trump administration’s broader efforts to punish China for its attempts to stifle political dissent in Hong Kong.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #extradition, #hong-kong, #lam-carrie-1957, #peoples-liberation-army-china, #pompeo-mike, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #wechat-mobile-app

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Yoo Hyuk-kee, South Korea’s Most-Wanted Man, Arrested in New York

Yoo Hyuk-kee faces charges of embezzlement from the shipping company that ran a South Korean ferry that sank, killing more than 300 people. Prosecutors say embezzlement helped lead to unsafe conditions on the ferry.

#cheonghaejin-marine-co, #embezzlement, #extradition, #ferries, #fugitives, #justice-department, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #south-korea, #white-plains-ny

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UK Suspends Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong Over Security Law

Several foreign governments have criticized the new law, which gives China broad powers to crack down on political crimes in the territory.

#china, #extradition, #great-britain, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #international-relations, #politics-and-government

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Britain Suspends Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong Over Security Law

Several foreign governments have criticized the new law, which gives China broad powers to crack down on political crimes in the territory.

#china, #extradition, #great-britain, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #international-relations, #politics-and-government

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Australia Halts Hong Kong Extradition Agreement and Extends Visas

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said visas for Hong Kongers already in Australia would be lengthened by five years, and suggested businesses should move from the city to his country.

#australia, #china, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #extradition, #hong-kong, #international-relations, #morrison-scott-1968, #politics-and-government

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South Korea Denies U.S. Request to Extradite Operator of Child Pornography Site

The Justice Department had sought to try Son Jong-woo after he was indicted by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia on money-laundering and other charges.

#child-pornography, #computers-and-the-internet, #extradition, #international-relations, #son-jong-woo, #south-korea, #united-states

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How China Scammed Hong Kong

It pays to play the long game against people who want to be free.

#communist-party-of-china, #constitutions, #defense-and-military-forces, #deng-xiaoping, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #extradition, #global-times, #great-britain, #hong-kong, #lam-carrie-1957, #law-and-legislation, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #national-peoples-congress-china, #politics-and-government, #secession-and-independence-movements, #tiananmen-square-beijing, #united-states

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After 7 Are Killed in Alabama, Two Men Are Arrested in Oregon

The men are awaiting extradition to Alabama on capital murder charges in connection with the shooting deaths this month of four men and three women in a house outside Huntsville.

#alabama, #extradition, #frederic-rogers, #john-michael-legg, #marion-ala, #morgan-county-ala, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #oregon, #salem-ore

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Fugitive Iranian Judge Dies After Fall From Hotel in Romania

The judge, on trial for bribery in Iran and known as a notorious jailer of journalists, plunged six stories in what is being called an apparent suicide.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #bucharest-romania, #extradition, #fugitives, #gholamreza-mansouri, #iran, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Does Hong Kong Have a Fighting Chance Against China?

The Communist Party was always going to try to tame Hong Kong, but its latest efforts are something else.

#apple-daily, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #extradition, #freedom-of-the-press, #global-times, #hong-kong, #international-relations, #lam-carrie-1957, #law-and-legislation, #national-peoples-congress-china, #newspapers, #next-media-ltd, #occupy-central, #propaganda, #secession-and-independence-movements, #south-china-sea, #taiwan, #twitter, #united-states, #visas, #xi-jinping

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Canadian Court to Rule on Extradition of Huawei Executive to United States

A Vancouver judge is expected to decide whether U.S. charges against Meng Wanzhou constitute a crime in Canada, a ruling that could open the way for her extradition.

#canada, #china, #extradition, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #meng-wanzhou

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