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This undated booking photo from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office shows Alex Zwiefelhofer. Zwiefelhofer is a co-defendant in the April 2018 killings of a Florida couple. Federal authorities believe Zwiefelhofer and fellow Army veteran Craig Lang robbed and gunned down the couple, Serafin and Deana Lorenzo, to finance a Venezuela trip. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)

FBI: Soldiers set up deadly robbery to fund foreign fighting

Mar. 26, 2020 11:02 AM EDT

The two former U.S. Army soldiers met in Ukraine, where they joined the same far-right paramilitary group. After getting deported, they planned to take a boat from Miami to South America. They wanted to fight the socialist Venezuelan government and kill “communists.” That’s what Alex...

FILE - This June 13, 2016, file photo shows Najmuddin Ahmad Faraj, better known as Mullah Krekar attends a court hearing, at Oslo District Court in Oslo, Norway. A Norway-based Muslim cleric has been extradited to Italy where he has been sentenced to 12 years in jail for planning terror. The Norwegian justice minister said Italy felt it was the right time. Norway has long wanted to get him out of the country and earlier this year decided he could be extradited. He opposed that, fearing he would be extradited to Iraq. Most recently, he also expressed fears that Italy had become the epicenter of the outbreak of the new coronavirus. (Terje Pedersen/NTB Scanpix via AP, File)

Norway extradites convicted Kurdish cleric to Italy

Mar. 26, 2020 9:34 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Muslim cleric was extradited Thursday from Norway to Italy, where he has been sentenced to 12 years in jail for planning terror. Norwegian Justice Minister Monica Maeland told a news conference that Iraqi-born Mullah Krekar had been sent to Italy. “We have been waiting...

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017 file photo, Emilio Lozoya, former head of Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex, gives a press conference in Mexico City. On Feb 2020, Spanish police arrested Lozoya in southern Spain. Mexico had been pursuing Lozoya through Europe for months over allegations of an illegal contract while he was at Pemex. (AP Photo/Gustavo Martinez Contreras, File)

Mexico requests extradition of former oil company chief

Mar. 24, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's government has formally requested the extradition of the former head of the state-owned oil company from Spain, the foreign ministry said Tuesday. Emilio Lozoya, former head of Pemex, was arrested in February in southern Spain. Mexico had been pursuing Lozoya through Europe for...

Missouri man faces extradition to Bosnia on war crime charge

Mar. 23, 2020 11:16 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge has approved the extradition of a St. Louis County man to Bosnia, where he faces a war crime charge for allegedly raping a female prisoner. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that U.S. Magistrate Judge Patricia Cohen's order on Friday won't result in Adem Kostjerevac's...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

US raps France for prisoner swap with Iran

Mar. 22, 2020 8:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Sunday harshly criticized France for releasing an Iranian man wanted for prosecution by the United States in an apparent prisoner swap with Iran. The State Department said it “deeply regrets” the “unilateral” French decision to...

Japan's Deputy Justice Minister Hiroyuki Yoshiie looks at his notes during a press conference at the Japanese Embassy, in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, March 2, 2020. Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Monday suggested to Yoshiie that Nissan's fugitive ex-boss Carlos Ghosn won't be extradited back to Japan and remains in the hands of Lebanon's judiciary, according to a presidential statement. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Japanese minister in Lebanon, seeks return of fugitive Ghosn

Mar. 2, 2020 11:49 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's president on Monday suggested to visiting Japanese deputy justice minister that Nissan’s fugitive ex-boss Carlos Ghosn won't be extradited back to Japan and remains in the hands of Lebanon's judiciary, according to a presidential statement. The Japanese official said Ghosn...

Supporters of Julian Assange hold placards as they protest on the second day of a week of opening arguments for the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange outside Belmarsh Magistrates' Court in south east London, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. U.S. authorities, want to try Assange on espionage charges. A lawyer for the Americans said the Australian computer expert was an “ordinary” criminal whose publication of hundreds of thousands of secret military documents put many people at risk of torture and death. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Judge refuses to let Assange leave secure dock in courtroom

Feb. 27, 2020 12:39 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A British judge refused Thursday to let WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange move from a glass-enclosed dock and sit with his lawyers during a London court hearing on whether he should be extradited to the United States. Assange complained of struggling to hear and concentrate during the first...

Lori Vallow appears in court in Lihue, Hawaii on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. A judge ruled that bail will remain at $5 million for Vallow, also known as Lori Daybell, who was arrested in Hawaii over the disappearance of her two Idaho children. Vallow requested a hearing so the judge would consider a reduced bail. After the judge denied the request, her defense attorney, Craig De Costa, left, said she is waiving an extradition hearing, which had been scheduled for March 2. Kauai Prosecutor Justin Kollar said he will work with Idaho authorities on logistics for her departure. (Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island via AP, Pool)

Mom of missing kids waives extradition; bail stays at $5M

Feb. 26, 2020 9:39 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Bail will remain at $5 million for a mother arrested in Hawaii over the disappearance of her two Idaho children, a judge ruled Wednesday. Lori Vallow wore an orange jumpsuit in court on the Hawaiian island of Kauai for a hearing on her request to reduce bail. After the judge denied the...

Supporters of Julian Assange hold placards as they protest on the second day of a week of opening arguments for the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange outside Belmarsh Magistrates' Court in south east London, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. U.S. authorities, want to try Assange on espionage charges. A lawyer for the Americans said the Australian computer expert was an “ordinary” criminal whose publication of hundreds of thousands of secret military documents put many people at risk of torture and death. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Lawyer says Assange shouldn't face 'political' extradition

Feb. 26, 2020 12:33 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for Julian Assange argued Wednesday that the WikiLeaks founder should not be sent to the United States because a U.K.-U.S. treaty bans extradition for political offenses. Assange, 48, is wanted in the U.S. on spying charges over the leaking of classified government documents a decade...

Israel's President Reuvin Rivlin, left, and Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison meet at Parliament House in Canberra, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Rivlin and Morrison discussed an extradition request for a former school principal whose alleged abuse of Australian school girls has cast a shadow over the Israeli leader's visit. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)

Australian and Israeli leaders discuss extradition wrangle

Feb. 26, 2020 6:08 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister and Israel’s president on Wednesday discussed an extradition request for a former school principal whose alleged abuse of dozens of Australian schoolgirls has cast a shadow over the Israeli leader’s visit. Prime Minister Scott...