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Judge OKs Weinstein's extradition for California rape case

Jun. 15, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

A New York judge on Tuesday approved disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's extradition to California, where he faces additional sexual assault charges, ending a legal fight prolonged by the COVID-19 pandemic, the defense's concerns about Weinstein's failing health and a squabble over...

US antivirus software creator fights extradition from Spain

Jun. 15, 2021 08:18 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Detained antivirus software entrepreneur John McAfee testified in a Spanish court Tuesday as part of his fight against extradition to the United States, where he is wanted on tax-related criminal charges that carry a prison sentence of up to 30 years. ...

Americans stand trial in Japan, accused in Ghosn's escape

Jun. 14, 2021 06:17 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Two Americans charged with helping former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan while he was facing accusations of financial misconduct agreed Monday that they took part in a scheme for him to escape the country. Statements by Michael Taylor and his son,...

EXPLAINER: Who are Americans on trial in Ghosn's escape

Jun. 12, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Americans Michael Taylor and his son Peter Taylor go on trial in Tokyo on Monday on charges they helped Nissan's former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, skip bail and flee to Lebanon in December 2019. HOW DID THE TAYLORS END UP IN JAPAN? The...

South Africa finalizes treaty to extradite fugitives in UAE

Jun. 11, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa said Friday it has finalized an extradition treaty with United Arab Emirates that would allow it to bring back members of an Indian family accused of involvement in high-level state corruption to face trial. Brothers Ajay, Atul and...

Minnesota man arrested in 49-year-old Chicago-area slaying

Jun. 04, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A 76-year-old Minnesota man has been arrested in the stabbing death of a 15-year-old suburban Chicago girl nearly half a century ago, authorities said Friday. The Naperville Police Department arrested Barry Lee Whelpley of Mounds View, Minnesota,...

New Zealand's top court allows pathway for China extradition

Jun. 04, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's top court on Friday left open the possibility that a man could be extradited to China to face murder charges in a landmark case that has big diplomatic implications. It remains uncertain whether the extradition of Kyung Yup...

EU court provisionally restores immunity for 3 Catalan MPs

Jun. 03, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Three Catalan separatist members of the European Parliament on Thursday applauded a European court ruling to put on hold a decision by the EU's legislative chamber stripping them of their immunity from prosecution. As a result, their immunity has been...

Venezuela asks Spain to extradite leading opposition figure

May. 25, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Venezuela has filed a request to get a prominent opposition activist extradited from Spain to complete the remaining 8 years of a 14-year prison sentence for instigating violence in antigovernment protests and other alleged crimes, The Associated Press learned Tuesday. ...

Weinstein extradition to California faces another delay

May. 24, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's extradition from New York to California to face rape and sexual assault charges faces further delays over paperwork issues raised by his lawyer, the attorney confirmed Monday. Norman Effman said a hearing has been scheduled for...