Latest Extradition News

US officials say they'll carry out Lithuanian's extradition

Oct. 15, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say they are proceeding with the extradition of a former Lithuanian judge and parliamentarian jailed in Chicago after the Supreme Court refused to hear her appeal. A Tuesday court filing by Chicago federal prosecutors says there are no longer any hurdles to extraditing Neringa...

US judge weighs extradition of ex-Bosnian military policeman

Oct. 15, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A magistrate judge will decide if a former Bosnian military policeman now living in Missouri should be sent back to face war crime charges for allegedly raping an imprisoned pregnant Serbian woman during the Bosnian war in the early 1990s. U.S. Magistrate Judge Patricia Cohen on Tuesday...

South Carolina inmate accused of killing cellmate

Oct. 15, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say an inmate accused of slaying a New Jersey gas clerk killed his cellmate during a fight. News outlets report 23-year-old Marcus Antonio Wright was charged with murder in the death of Matthew Williams at Lieber Correctional Institute in Dorchester...

Bosnia seeks extradition of Missouri man in war crimes case

Oct. 14, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former military policeman in Bosnia who has been living in Missouri for about 17 years is facing extradition to his native country, where he is accused of raping a pregnant Serbian woman who was being held as a prisoner in 1992. Adem Kostjerevac, 58, who lives in unincorporated southern...

Honduran cartel figure testifies he bribed presidents

Oct. 11, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The former boss of Honduras' Los Cachiros cartel testified Friday that he paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to the current and former presidents of Honduras in exchange for protection from extradition to the United States and other favors. Devis Leonel Rivera Maradiaga said in...

US judge orders ex-Peruvian president released on bail

Oct. 11, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo can be released on bail while he fights extradition to his native country to face corruption charges, a U.S. judge ruled, citing the ex-president's declining mental health. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria ordered Toledo released but said...

Israel calls on Russia to ease tourist's drug sentence

Oct. 11, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Friday it has asked Russia to show leniency to an Israeli tourist arrested on drug charges and has rejected an apparent swap involving a detained Russian national subject to extradition to the U.S. Naama Issachar, 26, was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison Friday...

Man accused of letting slave girl die extradited to Germany

Oct. 11, 2019 4:50 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Iraqi husband of a German woman who is being tried on charges that the couple allowed a 5-year-old Yazidi girl they kept as a slave to die of thirst in the hot sun has been extradited from Greece to Germany. Federal prosecutors said that the man, identified only as Taha A.J. in line with...

Israel high court denies house arrest for Australian suspect

Oct. 10, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court has upheld an appeal against releasing a former educator accused of sexually abusing her students in Australia to house arrest while she fights extradition proceedings. Australia wants Malka Leifer extradited to face 74 charges of abusing students while she was...

Judge orders extradition of suspect in Kansas bar shooting

Oct. 8, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge has ordered the extradition of a suspect in a Kansas bar shooting that left four people dead and five wounded, while the search continues for a second suspect. Court records show that the judge issued the order Tuesday after 23-year-old Javier Alatorre waived his...