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May 4, 2000 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the request of Colombia, the United States tried--but failed--Wednesday to extradite a former Colombian official accused by authorities in his homeland of helping to finance a 7-ton shipment of cocaine. Victor Tafur would have been the first drug suspect to be handed over by the Justice Department to Colombia under an extradition treaty between the two countries dating to 1979. At a hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles B.
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May 4, 2000 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the request of Colombia, the United States tried--but failed--Wednesday to extradite a former Colombian official accused by authorities in his homeland of helping to finance a 7-ton shipment of cocaine. Victor Tafur would have been the first drug suspect to be handed over by the Justice Department to Colombia under an extradition treaty between the two countries dating to 1979. At a hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles B.
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April 22, 2000 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Colombia, a country of fallen heroes, Victor Tafur's case normally might not have caused more than a flutter. Sure, he is the son of an assassinated anti-drug crusader, and he is still recovering from injuries he sustained in a near-fatal plane crash while working on an anti-narcotics project.
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April 22, 2000 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Colombia, a country of fallen heroes, Victor Tafur's case normally might not have caused more than a flutter. Sure, he is the son of an assassinated anti-drug crusader, and he is still recovering from injuries he sustained in a near-fatal plane crash while working on an anti-narcotics project.
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November 14, 1985 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
The United States, in what federal law enforcement sources describe as an important shift in policy, has extradited an American pilot to Colombia to serve 12 years in prison there after that country's courts convicted him in absentia of marijuana smuggling.
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May 25, 1997 | STEVEN AMBRUS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As the man reputed to be the nation's last celebrity drug lord was turned over to U.S. authorities, Colombian officials humiliated by a slap at their justice system had a new worry Saturday: exactly what he might tell U.S. prosecutors. The Venezuelan Supreme Court's decision last week to extradite Justo Pastor Perafan to the United States, rather than neighboring Colombia, was seen by observers as an indication of international agreement with the U.S.
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April 4, 2000 | From Associated Press
An Army colonel commanding the military's anti-drug operation in Colombia knew his wife--who has admitted dealing drugs--was involved in money laundering but failed to turn her in, prosecutors revealed Monday. In a letter to a federal judge, prosecutors said James Hiett, 48, has agreed to plead guilty to ignoring a felony committed by his wife, Laurie. The charge carries up to three years in prison.
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September 8, 1989 | LEE MAY, Times Staff Writer
After the first extradition from Colombia under the current drug crackdown, an accused Colombian drug-money launderer appeared in court here Thursday and was ordered held without bail until he can be arraigned Monday. In a federal court hearing marked by extraordinary security, Eduardo Martinez Romero, 36, asserted that he did not fully understand the charges against him.
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November 12, 1999 | RUTH MORRIS and JUANITA DARLING, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hours after a powerful car bomb exploded here Thursday, killing seven people and awakening fears that drug cartels may be renewing a dormant terrorist campaign to fight extradition, an undeterred President Andres Pastrana ordered a suspected narcotics trafficker sent to the United States to face criminal charges. His signature was the last step in an 11-month process that will make Jaime Orlando Lara Nausa the first Colombian in nine years to be extradited to the United States for prosecution.
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May 25, 1997 | STEVEN AMBRUS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As the man reputed to be the nation's last celebrity drug lord was turned over to U.S. authorities, Colombian officials humiliated by a slap at their justice system had a new worry Saturday: exactly what he might tell U.S. prosecutors. The Venezuelan Supreme Court's decision last week to extradite Justo Pastor Perafan to the United States, rather than neighboring Colombia, was seen by observers as an indication of international agreement with the U.S.
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November 14, 1985 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
The United States, in what federal law enforcement sources describe as an important shift in policy, has extradited an American pilot to Colombia to serve 12 years in prison there after that country's courts convicted him in absentia of marijuana smuggling.
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February 25, 1995 | STEVEN AMBRUS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Its role in the world drug war under increasing scrutiny, Colombia is caught up in a debate over revamping a corrupt judicial system that routinely gives light sentences and cushy jail conditions to vicious cocaine traffickers. Some prominent Colombians are so appalled at new reports of judicial misbehavior that they have begun to advocate the one thing drug traffickers fear most but that has been a taboo topic here: extradition.
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June 30, 1985 | JUAN de ONIS, Times Staff Writer
The walls of buildings in this port city, a hotbed of the drug traffic in Colombia, are scrawled with the slogan, "Extradition Is Treason." But the front pages of Colombian newspapers headlined with approval the recent arrival of John Lincoln Tamboer, an American who was extradited from the United States. He is to stand trial here on a charge of killing a policeman in a drug-smuggling case.
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