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Venezuela names US fugitive to team negotiating with foes

Sep. 14, 2021 22:21 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is seeking to add to a new member to his team negotiating in Mexico with his political opponents — an ally jailed in Cape Verde awaiting extradition to the U.S. on money laundering charges. Alex Saab will be...

Israeli appears in Australian court on child abuse charges

Sep. 12, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A former school principal extradited from Israel after a six-year legal battle appeared in an Australian court on Monday to hear evidence behind child sex abuse charges against her. A committal hearing began in the Melbourne Magistrates Court...

Spain arrests Venezuelan spymaster wanted on US drug charges

Sep. 09, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Police in Madrid on Thursday arrested a former Venezuelan spymaster wanted on U.S. narcoterrorism charges, capturing him in a hideout apartment nearly two years after he defied a Spanish extradition order and disappeared. Gen. Hugo Carvajal, who for over a...

UK pair wanted for death in U.S. face extradition from Spain

Sep. 09, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A British couple wanted by United States authorities as suspects in the death of a scuba diver in Florida a decade ago is facing extradition from Spain after their case was featured on an American television show. Christopher Jones and Alison Gracey were...

Cape Verde court OKs extradition to US of Venezuelan ally

Sep. 07, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A court in Cape Verde ruled Tuesday that a businessman close to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro arrested last year in the West African country can be extradited to the United States to face money-laundering charges. The Constitutional Court unanimously...

Officials: Gadhafi son freed after 7-plus years in detention

Sep. 05, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libyan authorities on Sunday released one of Muammar Gadhafi’s sons after more than seven years of detention in the capital of Tripoli following his extradition from neighboring Niger, the country's interim leader said. Prime Minister-designate Abdul...

Swiss approve extraditing key figure in German tax scam case

Aug. 27, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Swiss government has approved the extradition of a key figure sought by Germany in a massive tax evasion case. The Federal Office of Justice said Friday that it had given the green light on Aug. 20 for the extradition of German lawyer Hanno Berger. ...

Scotland dismisses Spain bid to extradite Catalan official

Aug. 26, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A Scottish court on Thursday dismissed extradition proceedings against a Catalan politician sought by Spain over Catalonia’s failed independence bid. Clara Ponsati was accused of sedition by Spain over her role as education minister in Catalonia’s...

South Africa to extradite Mozambique's ex-finance minister

Aug. 24, 2021 04:55 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa will extradite Mozambique's former finance minister Manuel Chang to his home country instead of to the United States where he faces corruption and fraud charges. Chang is expected to stand trial in Mozambique on charges of being involved...

Ex-Salvadoran soccer boss pleads guilty to bribery charge

Aug. 23, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

New York (AP) — The former president of El Salvador's soccer federation pleaded guilty Monday in a U.S. court to a corruption charge in the long-running FIFA bribery scandal. In remote proceedings, Reynaldo Vasquez pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy for...