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Lawyer: Murdaugh knows he'll go to prison for stealing money

Oct. 15, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The attorney for prominent South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh, who discovered his wife and son dead at their home this summer, said Murdaugh is resigned that he will serve time in prison for stealing millions of dollars. But Murdaugh continues to...

Spanish court allows extradition to US of Venezuelan suspect

Oct. 15, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s National Court consented Friday to the extradition to the United States of ex-Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez’s former nurse, who is charged in Miami with money laundering. The court’s magistrates “consider that all requirements are met”...

S Korea seeks Interpol notice for two cyber gang leaders

Oct. 15, 2021 04:17 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday it’s asked Interpol for help to arrest two foreigners it alleges played a leading role in cyberattacks and large-scale extortion that targeted South Korean and U.S. companies. The Korean Police Agency said it has...

Italy high court nixes arrest warrant for Vatican suspect

Oct. 13, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s highest court has annulled an arrest warrant for a key suspect in the Vatican’s fraud and extortion trial, his lawyers said Wednesday, putting into question whether and when he might be extradited from Britain. In a decision Tuesday, the Court...

Colombian corruption case latest overseas stain for DEA

Oct. 08, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — For years, Capt. Juan Pablo Mosquera rose through the ranks of Colombia’s national police, earning accolades from his bosses on his way to becoming the trusted supervisor of a unit that worked hand-in-glove with U.S. anti-narcotics agents. Now he’s...

Mexico wants progress on US extraditions, arms trafficking

Oct. 05, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico said it wants to see more U.S. action on extraditions and weapons trafficking at security meetings scheduled for Friday with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Mexico’s top diplomat said Tuesday he wants to see faster extraditions of...

Catalan ex-leader Puigdemont freed temporarily in Sardinia

Oct. 04, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

SASSARI, Sardinia (AP) — Catalonia's former separatist leader Carles Puigdemont walked out of a Sardinian courthouse Monday after a judge delayed a decision on Spain's extradition request and said he was free to travel. Puigdemont left with his lawyers, shook hands and...

Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard agrees to US extradition

Oct. 01, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — On the same day former Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard agreed to be extradited to the United States to face a charge of sex trafficking, police in Toronto announced their own charges. Police said Nygard, 80, is to be charged with six counts...

Mexico asks Israel for extradition in missing students case

Oct. 01, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president has revealed he sent a letter to the Israeli government asking for the extradition of a former top security official, Tomás Zerón. Zerón was the head of the federal investigation agency at the time of the abduction of 43...

France delays extraditing Italian far-left 1970s militants

Sep. 29, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French court on Wednesday asked Italy for more information before deciding whether nine Italian former militants should be extradited to serve prison terms for their roles in the extreme-left terrorism that bloodied Italy in the 1970s and 1980s. The...