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Rapper Sean Kingston agrees to return to Florida, where he and mother are charged with $1M in fraud

May. 28, 2024 19:47 PM EDT

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Rapper and singer Sean Kingston on Tuesday waived his right to fight extradition in a California court and agreed to be turned over to authorities in Florida, where he and his mother are charged with committing more than a million dollars worth of fraud. ...

Top assassin for Sinaloa drug cartel extradited to US to face charges, Justice Department says

May. 25, 2024 18:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top assassin for the Sinaloa drug cartel who was arrested by Mexican authorities last fall has been extradited to the U.S. to face drug, gun and witness retaliation charges, the Justice Department said Saturday. Nestor Isidro Pérez Salas, also known as “El...

Sydney judge says US ex-fighter pilot accused of training Chinese aviators can be extradited to US

May. 24, 2024 10:58 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A Sydney judge on Friday ruled that former U.S. Marine Corps pilot Daniel Duggan can be extradited to the United States on allegations that he illegally trained Chinese aviators, leaving the attorney-general as Duggan’s last hope of remaining in Australia. ...

WikiLeaks founder Assange wins right to appeal against an extradition order to the US

May. 20, 2024 13:37 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can appeal an extradition order to the United States on espionage charges, a London court ruled Monday — a decision likely to further drag out an already long legal saga. High Court judges Victoria Sharp and Jeremy Johnson ruled for...

Timeline of the Assange legal saga over extradition to the US on espionage charges

May. 20, 2024 08:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange won a key battle on Monday in his decade-and-a-half-long attempt to avoid extradition to the United States on espionage charges. Two judges at London’s High Court ruled that Assange can appeal against his extradition order. ...

A U.K. court says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can appeal against extradition to the U.S. on espionage charges

May. 20, 2024 07:44 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — A U.K. court says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can appeal against extradition to the U.S. on espionage charges.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange facing pivotal moment in long fight to stay out of US court

May. 19, 2024 02:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The host of a news conference about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition fight wryly welcomed journalists last week to the “millionth” press briefing on his court case. Deborah Bonetti, director of the Foreign Press Association, was only half joking....

Scammer who claimed to be an Irish heiress should be extradited to UK, judge rules

May. 09, 2024 17:38 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A convicted scammer who claimed to be an Irish heiress and who is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from several victims should be extradited to the United Kingdom, a federal court has ruled. Marianne Smyth, who accusers say has also fashioned...

Harvey Weinstein won't be sent back to California while he awaits New York rape retrial

May. 09, 2024 16:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein will remain locked up in New York as a court works out whether he should stay in a city jail while awaiting retrial or be sent to California to serve his prison sentence for rape there. The fallen movie mogul, who showed up for the hearing in a...

Celebrity handbag designer sentenced to 18 months in prison for smuggling crocodile handbags

Apr. 22, 2024 13:11 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A leading fashion designer whose accessories were used by celebrities from Britney Spears to the cast of the “Sex and the City” TV series was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty in Miami federal court on charges of smuggling crocodile handbags from her...