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FILE - In this Oct.4, 2017 file photo, police officers escort Alexander Vinnik, center as they leave a courthouse at the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. The Russian bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik goes on trial on Monday in Paris for allegedly having used ransomware in a fraud involving 200 victims and estimated to a global amount of 135 million euros. Alexander Vinnik, who is also wanted in the United States and in Russia, is facing up to ten years in prison in a four-day trial in France over charges of extorsion, money laundering and criminal association. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos, File)

Trial of Russian charged in bitcoin fraud begins in Paris

Oct. 19, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The trial of a Russian man alleged to have used ransomware in a 135 million euros ($157 million) bitcoin fraud will begin Monday. Alexander Vinnik, who is also wanted in the United States and in Russia, faces up to ten years in prison at his Paris trial over charges of extortion, money...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, file photo, Kyle Rittenhouse carries a weapon as he walks along Sheridan Road in Kenosha, Wis., during a night of unrest following the weekend police shooting of Jacob Blake. In a document filed Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, defense attorneys say sending Rittenhouse, accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wis., to stand trial in Wisconsin would “turn him over to the mob.

Illinois defends plan to send teen to Wisconsin in 2 deaths

Oct. 15, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Any claims about what happened in Wisconsin have no role in whether to extradite an Illinois teenager to that state to face charges in the killing of two protesters, prosecutors said Thursday. The state's attorney in Lake County, Illinois, filed a response to Kyle Rittenhouse's...

This Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 photo provided by the Idabel, Okla., Jail shows Taylor Parker. Oklahoma authorities said Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, that Parker, arrested on suspicion of killing a pregnant Texas woman and removing the baby from the victim's womb, has waived extradition. (Idabel Jail via AP)

Texas woman waives extradition in pregnant woman's slaying

Oct. 13, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

IDABEL, Okla. (AP) — A woman suspected of killing a pregnant woman and removing the baby from the victim's womb appeared in an Oklahoma courtroom Tuesday and waived extradition to Texas. Taylor Parker, 27, of Simms, Texas, appeared in McCurtain County District Court and agreed to be sent to Bowie County,...

Teen charged in half-sister's death extradited to Maryland

Oct. 13, 2020 4:32 AM EDT

PASADENA, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland said a teen charged with killing his 5-year-old half sister waived extradition and was brought back to the state Friday. Stephen Jarrod Davis II, 17, returned to Anne Arundel County to face charges as an adult in the death of his half-sister, Anaya Jannah...

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, leaves her home to attend a court hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

China denies Canadians 'arbitrarily' detained over Meng case

Oct. 12, 2020 6:14 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday denied that two Canadian citizens held for almost two years had been “arbitrarily" detained in response to Canada’s arrest of an executive of technology giant Huawei. Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian’s denial came days after China granted...

FILE - In this March 2, 2017, file image made from video, Michael Spavor, director of Paektu Cultural Exchange, talks during a Skype interview in Yanji, China. China said Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, it remains firm in its insistence that Canada make the first move to end the detention of two Canadians, following a meeting of the two countries' foreign ministers.  (AP Photo, File)

Detained Canadians in China get rare consular access

Oct. 10, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government said Saturday that China granted consular access to two detained Canadians in China for the first time since January. The Global Affairs department said Dominic Barton, Canada’s Ambassador to China, was granted virtual consular access to Michael Spavor on...

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, leaves her home to attend a court hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadian extradition judge deals Huawei CFO legal blow

Oct. 9, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A senior executive for Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies has been denied access to most of the documents her lawyers hoped to use to help prevent her extradition to the United States. Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei’s founder and...

In this screen grab from live stream video, Kyle Rittenhouse appears via video during a hearing at the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court in Waukegan, Ill., on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. Rittenhouse, who is accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wis., is fighting his return to Wisconsin to face homicide charges. (Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court via AP)

Extradition fight continues in Kenosha protest shootings

Oct. 9, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 17-year-old accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, remains in custody in his home state of Illinois as his attorneys fight efforts to send him to Wisconsin to stand trial on homicide charges. Kyle Rittenhouse appeared on streaming...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, file photo, Kyle Rittenhouse carries a weapon as he walks along Sheridan Road in Kenosha, Wis., during a night of unrest following the weekend police shooting of Jacob Blake. In a document filed Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, defense attorneys say sending Rittenhouse, accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wis., to stand trial in Wisconsin would “turn him over to the mob.

Attorneys: Extraditing teen would 'turn him over to mob'

Oct. 8, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Sending a 17-year-old accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to stand trial in Wisconsin would “turn him over to the mob,” defense attorneys argued in court records Thursday. Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested at his home...

Attorneys: Extraditing Illinois teen charged with killing 2 in Kenosha violence 'would be to turn him over to the mob.'

Oct. 8, 2020 6:38 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys: Extraditing Illinois teen charged with killing 2 in Kenosha violence 'would be to turn him over to the mob.'