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Israeli court OKs evaluation of Australia sex crimes suspect

Dec. 3, 2019 10:47 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a former educator accused of sexually abusing students in Australia, paving the way for a new psychiatric evaluation to determine her fitness to stand trial for extradition. Australia wants Malka Leifer extradited to face 74 charges of...

Wanted Mississippi murder suspect captured in California

Dec. 3, 2019 3:14 AM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A fugitive captured in California is being extradited back to Mississippi where he’ll be charged with first-degree murder. Hattiesburg police said in a statement they arrested 48-year-old Carzetta Myers in San Diego last week. He’ll also be charged with obstruction...

Prosecutors say Russia let MH17 suspect leave the country

Dec. 2, 2019 10:01 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Russia deliberately allowed a suspect in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 to leave the country, Dutch prosecutors said Monday, calling it a breach of a European extradition treaty. Prosecutors announced that Volodymyr Tsemakh is considered a suspect in the...

China urges rollback of US tariffs, Huawei exec’s release

Dec. 2, 2019 5:59 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign ministry on Monday urged Canada to free an executive of telecom equipment giant Huawei Technologies held for more than a year as she awaits an extradition trial. Canada arrested Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, on Dec. 1 at Vancouver’s...

Nevada inmate extradited to Colorado after appeal denied

Nov. 23, 2019 4:15 PM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court denied an extradition appeal of a Nevada inmate facing death penalty charges in the alleged killing of three Colorado family members in 1984. Sentinel Colorado reported Friday that 59-year-old Alexander Ewing would be extradited to Colorado to face murder...

Canadian accused in 1987 abduction due back in US court

Nov. 23, 2019 1:21 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Canadian man accused of abducting his toddler son in Toronto in 1987 and eluding authorities for three decades is due back in a U.S. court for a preliminary extradition hearing. Allan Mann Jr. is scheduled to appear before a federal judge in New Haven, Connecticut, on Monday on a...

Texas fugitive accused in son’s 2004 death extradited

Nov. 23, 2019 11:58 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas fugitive accused of starving his 2-month-old son to death 15 years ago has been extradited from Mexico to face charges. Television station KPRC reports that 36-year-old Adrian Castillo was extradited to Houston last week following his arrest in Mexico in May. Jail records show he has...

Lithuanian court frees on bail ex-judge after US extradition

Nov. 19, 2019 3:02 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A former Lithuanian judge who exposed a pedophile ring that allegedly involved high-ranking officials in Lithuania and who was recently extradited from Chicago has been released on 10,000 euro ($11,100) bail. The Baltic News Service says 48-year-old Neringa Venckiene was released...

Sweden drops Assange rape investigation after 9 years

Nov. 19, 2019 10:27 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden on Tuesday dropped its investigation into an alleged rape by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently in prison in Britain, because too much time has elapsed since the accusation was made over nine years ago. Assange, who is battling an extradition attempt by the U.S. so...

Spanish court says wanted Venezuelan spy still missing

Nov. 18, 2019 10:33 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish National Court official confirmed Monday that a former Venezuelan spymaster accused of attempting to "flood" the United States with drugs remains missing since an order for his arrest pending extradition was issued this month. The official said the order for Maj. Gen. Hugo...