Latest Extradition News

Spain says ex-Venezuelan spy chief wanted by US is missing

Nov. 13, 2019 6:41 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police said Wednesday they have been unable to locate a Venezuelan former spymaster wanted by the United States for extradition on charges of drug trafficking. Police told The Associated Press that its officers have been unable to find Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal. News website El...

Russian accused of $20M credit card fraud extradited to US

Nov. 12, 2019 5:58 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Russian accused of running a website that helped people commit more than $20 million in credit-card fraud has been extradited to Virginia to face criminal charges. Twenty-nine-year-old Aleksei Burkov made an initial appearance in Alexandria Tuesday after being extradited from...

US-British diplomatic clash in store over Caribbean killing?

Nov. 12, 2019 4:09 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Officials in Anguilla are preparing a warrant for the arrest of a Connecticut man who refused to return to the Caribbean island to face charges in the death of a hotel resort worker, the attorney general for the British territory said Tuesday. Attorneys for Scott Hapgood, of Darien,...

Ukrainian freed in Poland after detention on Russian request

Nov. 10, 2019 12:39 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Ukrainian activist and veteran of the war in the country's east, who was earlier detained in Poland based on an Interpol request issued by Russia, was released on Sunday, according to officials and Polish media. Ihor Mazur, however, must remain in the eastern Polish city of Lublin...

Spain court grants US extradition of Venezuela's ex-spy boss

Nov. 8, 2019 3:55 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — After a surprising court reversal on Friday, a former Venezuelan spymaster accused of attempting to "flood" the United States with drugs is one step closer to being extradited from Spain, The Associated Press has learned. The fate of Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal, who was for over a decade the eyes...

Lithuanian ex-judge jailed for 2 months after US extradition

Nov. 8, 2019 5:40 AM EST

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A Lithuanian court has remanded in custody for two months a former judge wanted in connection with claims she made about a pedophile ring in Lithuania. Friday's ruling by the Kaunas district court was in line with the prosecution's request as Neringa Venckiene, 48, was considered...

Lithuania ex-judge returns home after US extradition

Nov. 7, 2019 9:24 AM EST

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A former Lithuanian judge wanted in connection with claims she made about a pedophile ring appeared at a detention hearing Thursday after being extradited to her home country from Chicago. Neringa Venckiene, who faces charges that include submitting false reports regarding claims...

Man accused in parents' slaying is extradited to New Jersey

Nov. 6, 2019 2:22 PM EST

BELVIDERE, N.J. (AP) — A man who allegedly used baseball bats and a knife to kill his parents in their home has been extradited to New Jersey to face murder charges. Todd Warner was captured Oct. 28 at a casino in Pennsylvania, one day after police found the bodies of Frank and Joyanne Warner, both 73....

Son: Extradition apparently underway for Lithuanian ex-judge

Nov. 5, 2019 4:13 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The son of a former Lithuanian lawmaker and judge wanted in her homeland in connection to claims she made about a pedophile ring said Tuesday that his mother's extradition from Chicago appears to be underway. Karolis Venckus tells The Associated Press his mother, 48-year-old Neringa...

Greece: Mother urges mercy for Russian bitcoin fraud suspect

Nov. 5, 2019 1:19 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The mother of a Russian man jailed in Greece pending three extradition requests for alleged bitcoin fraud has appealed for his release, ahead of another legal bid to end his detention. Vera Vinnik said Tuesday that Greek authorities have shown "no mercy" to Alexander Vinnik, who has...