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July 20, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
After two decades on the run, convicted murderer Ira Einhorn was extradited today from France to the United States, where he faces a new trial in the 1977 bludgeoning death of his girlfriend. Einhorn, 61, was handed over to U.S. authorities at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris early today, before boarding a flight for Philadelphia, FBI spokeswoman Linda Vizi said.
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July 18, 2007 | Chris Kraul, Times Staff Writer
Former Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega will be extradited to France to serve a 10-year sentence for money laundering upon his release from prison in Florida this fall, according to Justice Department papers filed in court Tuesday. A French court convicted and sentenced Noriega in absentia in 1999. He was charged with unlawfully depositing millions in drug money in several French bank accounts and laundering the cash partly by purchasing three Paris apartments.
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WORLD
March 5, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The suspected leader of a gang accused of torturing to death a young Jewish man near Paris was extradited to France. Youssef Fofana, a Frenchman of Ivorian descent, left Abidjan on a French military plane. He was arrested in Ivory Coast in late February, but President Laurent Gbagbo didn't sign the extradition order until Friday. Ilan Halimi, 23, was abducted in January and found weeks later, naked, handcuffed and covered with burn marks. He died on his way to a hospital.
WORLD
March 5, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The suspected leader of a gang accused of torturing to death a young Jewish man near Paris was extradited to France. Youssef Fofana, a Frenchman of Ivorian descent, left Abidjan on a French military plane. He was arrested in Ivory Coast in late February, but President Laurent Gbagbo didn't sign the extradition order until Friday. Ilan Halimi, 23, was abducted in January and found weeks later, naked, handcuffed and covered with burn marks. He died on his way to a hospital.
NEWS
July 4, 2001 | From Reuters
James Charles Kopp, the American wanted in the United States on charges of killing a doctor who performed abortions, has appealed a French court's ruling that he can be extradited, his lawyer said. Herve Rouzaud-Leboeuf said his client's appeal to the Court of Cassation, France's highest appeals court, would not be heard before September. Extradition procedures have been suspended.
WORLD
July 18, 2007 | Chris Kraul, Times Staff Writer
Former Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega will be extradited to France to serve a 10-year sentence for money laundering upon his release from prison in Florida this fall, according to Justice Department papers filed in court Tuesday. A French court convicted and sentenced Noriega in absentia in 1999. He was charged with unlawfully depositing millions in drug money in several French bank accounts and laundering the cash partly by purchasing three Paris apartments.
WORLD
September 17, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Former naval Capt. Alfredo Astiz, known as the Blond Angel of Death for his role in the "dirty war" during Argentina's 1976-83 military dictatorship, was arrested to face possible extradition to France for trial in the killing of two French nuns. Astiz was convicted in absentia and sentenced to life in prison by French courts in 1990, but the Argentine judge who ordered the arrest said Astiz would be extradited only if he were retried.
NEWS
February 20, 1987 | From Reuters
A Dutch court Thursday sentenced two men to 11 years' imprisonment for their part in the 1983 kidnaping of beer magnate Freddie Heineken in which an $11-million ransom was paid. Judge Geo Bodewes told Willem Holleeder, 28, and Cor van Hout, 29, that they were guilty of blackmail and unlawful detention of the worst kind by kidnaping Heineken and his driver, Ab Doderer, in Amsterdam in November, 1983.
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May 18, 2001 | From Associated Press
A French court Thursday postponed an extradition hearing for James Charles Kopp, the American wanted in the slaying of a New York abortion doctor. Judge Dominique Bailhache granted Kopp's request for more time to prepare, delaying the date to June 7. A three-judge panel in the western city of Rennes will then consider whether to grant the U.S. request for extradition. Kopp was captured March 29 near Rennes after a two-year manhunt.
NEWS
November 21, 1997 | From Associated Press
French police arrested a California psychologist Thursday suspected of killing his girlfriend and abandoning their 18-month-old son. A special tactical police team arrested James DeWayne Nivette at 6 p.m. as he was entering his apartment in the city of Munster, near the German border, a regional police commander said. "They took him very quickly as he entered the staircase of his apartment building," said Lt. Col. Jean-Jacques Rousseau. "He had no time to move."
NEWS
July 20, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
After two decades on the run, convicted murderer Ira Einhorn was extradited today from France to the United States, where he faces a new trial in the 1977 bludgeoning death of his girlfriend. Einhorn, 61, was handed over to U.S. authorities at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris early today, before boarding a flight for Philadelphia, FBI spokeswoman Linda Vizi said.
NEWS
July 4, 2001 | From Reuters
James Charles Kopp, the American wanted in the United States on charges of killing a doctor who performed abortions, has appealed a French court's ruling that he can be extradited, his lawyer said. Herve Rouzaud-Leboeuf said his client's appeal to the Court of Cassation, France's highest appeals court, would not be heard before September. Extradition procedures have been suspended.
NEWS
January 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
Human rights groups joined Belgium in launching a court challenge Tuesday to prevent Britain's top law enforcement official from releasing former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet on grounds of ill health. Their challenges contend that Home Secretary Jack Straw must allow an independent examination of the medical evidence that he says has left him inclined to block the 84-year-old general's extradition to Spain to face charges alleging human rights abuses.
BUSINESS
August 30, 1996 | From Reuters
Italian businessman Giancarlo Parretti, former owner of Metro Goldwyn Mayer, has rejoined the fight to own the venerable Hollywood film studio with new allegations of bribery and fraud. Citing recent evidence, Parretti's attorneys Thursday asked the Delaware Chancery Court to reopen the 1991 case in which the legally troubled financier lost control of MGM. "The ultimate purpose of this is to get control of MGM," Parretti's Beverly Hills-based lawyer, Jay Coggan, said in an interview.
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