Fugitive Who Faked His Death and Fled U.S. Is Caught in Scotland, Officials Say

Nicholas Alahverdian, a suspect in a 2008 rape in Utah, was traced to a hospital in Glasgow, where he had been placed on a ventilator with Covid-19, the authorities said.

#elorza-jorge-o, #extradition, #forensic-science, #fugitives, #funerals-and-memorials, #glasgow-scotland, #langevin-james-r, #ohio, #providence-ri, #rhode-island, #sex-crimes, #utah

Ex-Panama President’s Sons Are Extradited to U.S. After Multicountry Chase

Two sons of the former president Ricardo Martinelli fled the United States by Uber, private jet and an “unknown vessel,” prosecutors said. The second has now been extradited, weeks after his brother.

#braskem-sa, #brazil, #el-salvador, #extradition, #guatemala, #guatemala-city-guatemala, #martinelli-ricardo, #money-laundering, #odebrecht-sa, #panama

U.K. Court Rules Julian Assange Can Be Extradited to U.S.

The WikiLeaks founder can still appeal the verdict, which would leave him facing espionage charges that could put him in prison for decades.

#assange-julian-p, #decisions-and-verdicts, #extradition, #freedom-of-the-press, #great-britain, #politics-and-government, #wikileaks

French Police Arrest Man in Connection With Khashoggi Killing

A man with the same name, Khalid Alotaibi, is wanted in connection with the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A Saudi official says France arrested the wrong man.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #de-gaulle-charles-airport, #extradition, #khashoggi-jamal

Julian Assange to Wed in Prison in Britain

The WikiLeaks founder, who is battling extradition to the United States on espionage charges, has been granted permission to marry Stella Moris in the London prison where he has been held since 2019.

#assange-julian-p, #england, #extradition, #moris-stella, #united-states, #weddings-and-engagements, #wikileaks

Manuel Chang Will Face Corruption Charges in U.S.

A judge overturned the South African government’s decision to send the minister back to Mozambique, where civil society groups say his political clout will protect him.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #corruption-institutional, #credit-suisse-group-ag, #extradition, #manuel-chang, #mozambique, #securities-and-commodities-violations

British Court Hears Appeal in Julian Assange Extradition Case

The outcome is not expected to be known for weeks, but the hearing was the latest step in a continuing attempt to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to the U.S. to face espionage charges.

#assange-julian-p, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #extradition, #london-england, #wikileaks

Spanish Court Agrees to Extradite Former Venezuela Spy Chief to U.S.

Hugo Carvajal, once a prominent figure in the government of the Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro, faces drug-trafficking charges in the United States.

#carvajal-hugo, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #extradition, #fugitives, #madrid-spain, #maduro-nicolas, #politics-and-government, #spain, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #venezuela

Transgender Woman Flees Malaysia After Wearing Hijab

The Islamic authorities want to imprison her for wearing female clothing at a religious event and threatened to put her in a rehabilitation camp where she could “return to the right path.”

#asylum-right-of, #australia, #discrimination, #extradition, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #malaysia, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #shariah-islamic-law, #social-media, #thailand, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Peter Nygard Set to Be Extradited to the U.S.

Peter Nygard, a former fashion executive, will soon be extradited from Canada to the United States to face charges of crimes against women and teenage girls.

#canada, #extradition, #fashion-and-apparel, #nygard-peter, #sex-crimes, #united-states

To Get Back Meng Wanzhou, China Uses a Hardball Tactic: Seizing Foreigners

The speed at which Beijing returned two Canadians held seemingly tit-for-tat in exchange may signal comfort with the tactic.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #canada, #china, #extradition, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kovrig-michael, #meng-wanzhou, #politics-and-government, #spavor-michael, #trudeau-justin, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

Italy Frees Catalan Separatist Leader From Jail. Here’s How the Case Has Gone.

Carles Puigdemont, a former leader of Catalonia, faces trial in Spain and was detained briefly in Italy. It is not clear if he will appear when the court considers whether to return him to Spain.

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Resolution Reached in Case Between Harry Dunn’s Family and Anne Sacoolas

Anne Sacoolas was charged in the death of 19-year-old Harry Dunn in 2019, while she was a State Department employee. The police said she had been driving on the wrong side of the road.

#deaths-fatalities, #diplomatic-immunity, #dunn-harry-d-2019, #extradition, #great-britain, #sacoolas-anne, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Spain Arrests Former Venezuela Spy Chief Accused of Drug Trafficking

Hugo Carvajal, the former intelligence chief, had been hiding in Madrid, the police said, trying to avoid extradition to the United States.

#carvajal-hugo, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #extradition, #fugitives, #guaido-juan, #international-relations, #maduro-nicolas, #politics-and-government, #spain, #venezuela

John McAfee, Software Pioneer Turned Fugitive, Dies in Spanish Prison

Mr. McAfee, who has not been associated with the company that bears his name for more than two decades, was fighting extradition to the United States after his arrest in Spain.

#computer-security, #extradition, #federal-taxes-us, #fugitives, #justice-department, #mcafee-john-1945, #tax-evasion

Kim Avis Jailed After Faking Death at ‘Mortuary Beach’

The man’s son told the authorities that his father drowned. Months later, he was found in Colorado and extradited to Scotland, where he was sentenced this week to 15 years in prison.

#big-sur-calif, #california, #carmel-calif, #colorado, #colorado-springs-colo, #domestic-violence, #extradition, #fugitives, #highway-1-calif, #missing-persons, #scotland, #sex-crimes, #united-states, #united-states-coast-guard, #united-states-marshals-service

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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