Latest Extradition News

The man sought in New York in the fatal bludgeoning at a hotel won't waive extradition from Arizona

Mar. 04, 2024 20:46 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The man sought in New York in last month's fatal bludgeoning of a woman in a Manhattan hotel said in an Arizona courtroom Monday that he would not waive formal extradition proceedings while he’s being prosecuted for subsequent stabbing attacks on two other women in Phoenix. ...

Warlord involved in hundreds of murders repatriated to Colombia after serving US drug sentence

Feb. 28, 2024 01:12 AM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian warlord Salvatore Mancuso was repatriated Tuesday after serving a drug trafficking sentence in the United States and being denied several requests to be sent to Italy, where he also has citizenship. Mancuso arrived in Bogota’s El Dorado Airport...

South African prosecutors seek extradition orders in the case of $580K stolen from the president

Feb. 23, 2024 12:43 PM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Prosecutors said Friday they are seeking extradition orders and the arrest of more suspects over the 2020 theft of around $580,000 in U.S. cash that was hidden in a couch at South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's ranch. The theft, which only became...

Professional bowler extradited to Ohio weeks after arrest while competing in Indiana tournament

Feb. 23, 2024 11:19 AM EST

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — A professional bowler who was arrested by U.S. Marshals while he was competing in an Indiana tournament earlier this month has been extradited back to Ohio to face charges related to child sexual abuse material. Brandon Novak, 35, of Chillicothe, Ohio, was...

What to know about New York and Arizona’s fight over extraditing suspect in grisly hotel killing

Feb. 22, 2024 18:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A man wanted in the killing of a woman found bludgeoned to death with an iron in a Manhattan hotel was apprehended in Arizona this week. But in a legal twist, Arizona officials are balking at sending him to New York to answer to authorities. The top prosecutor in...

Montenegro court rules to extradite Terraform Labs founder to the US. An appeal is pending

Feb. 22, 2024 08:02 AM EST

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — A court in Montenegro has ruled that Terraform Labs founder Do Kwon should be extradited to the United States to face fraud charges rather than to his native South Korea, a court official in the Balkan Country said Thursday. Kwon, 32, was arrested...

Republican prosecutor in Arizona takes swipe at New York district attorney prosecuting Trump

Feb. 21, 2024 20:04 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Republican prosecutor of Arizona's most populous county took a thinly veiled swipe at a Democratic counterpart in the East on Wednesday, saying she would not agree to extradition of a suspect in the death of a woman who was fatally bludgeoned in a New York City hotel room, and...

WikiLeaks’ Assange faces wait to find out whether he can challenge extradition to the US

Feb. 21, 2024 19:37 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange won't find out until next month at the earliest whether he can challenge extradition to the U.S. on spying charges, or if his long legal battle in Britain has run out of road. Two High Court judges said Wednesday they would take time...

Third suspect in plot to kill Iranian American author on US soil extradited to face charges

Feb. 21, 2024 16:48 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suspect charged in a plot to kill an Iranian American author and activist has been extradited from the Czech Republic to face charges, the Justice Department said Wednesday. Polad Omarov was arrested by Czech officials in January 2023, when charges were...

Timeline of the Assange legal saga as he makes a final bid to avoid extradition to the US

Feb. 20, 2024 18:50 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been fighting for more than a decade to avoid extradition to the United States to face charges related to his organization's publication of a huge trove of classified documents. He has been in custody in a high-security London prison since 2019,...