January 23, 1991 |
A state appeals court on Tuesday blocked the extradition of white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith to Mississippi for a third trial for the 1963 slaying of civil rights leader Medgar Evers. The Tennessee Criminal Court of Appeals said Beckwith could remain in Tennessee while he fights extradition to face a first-degree murder charge. But the court denied bail for the 70-year-old Signal Mountain man.
January 15, 1999 |
The Mexican government has authorized the extradition of accused methamphetamine kingpin Jesus Amezcua to California to face federal indictments, an official confirmed. Mexico seldom extradites its citizens to the United States. Amezcua and two of his brothers were arrested in June, but all Mexican charges against them have been dismissed. Authorities allege that they headed the world's biggest methamphetamine-trafficking operation.
April 2, 2004 |
Haiti's interim government plans to seek the extradition of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide on charges of corruption and rights abuses, Justice Minister Bernard Gousse said. Aristide, who fled Feb. 29 as rebels were reaching the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, the capital, has temporary asylum in Jamaica. Officials there have said he will have permanent asylum in South Africa after that country's elections in two weeks.
November 16, 2010 |
An alleged Russian arms trafficker who was dubbed the "merchant of death" and inspired the Nicholas Cage thriller "Lord of War" was extradited to the United States on Tuesday to face terrorism charges, Thailand's government announced. Viktor Bout, a former Soviet air force officer who allegedly became one of the world's most prolific arms dealers, was put on an American-bound plane about 1:30 p.m. Bangkok time, officials said. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva told reporters that Thai legislators supported an earlier court decision that Bout could be extradited as soon as the U.S. was ready to receive him. Bout, 43, was arrested in March 2008 in Bangkok as part of a joint U.S.-Thai sting operation in which agents posed as arms buyers for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
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December 2, 1997 |
An armored car driver accused of killing his partner and stealing $300,000 waived extradition Monday and will be returned to California where he faces a possible death penalty. Thomas Wheelock, shackled and unshaven, appeared before a Utah judge just long enough to sign the extradition papers. Wheelock, 20, of San Ramon, is charged with robbing $300,000 from an armored car he was hired to guard, killing his partner in the process.
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April 25, 1989
A drifter held in Nebraska on suspicion of killing a Los Angeles car salesman has refused to be extradited, police said Monday. Yale Booska, 21, was arrested Thursday in Grand Island, Neb., driving the $21,000 sports car that vanished a week ago, along with car salesman Charles Washington, 61, after the two went for a test drive. "Our detectives returned from Nebraska Sunday (but) Booska refused to talk with us and has refused to waive extradition," Los Angeles Police Lt. Richard Iddings said.
March 31, 1986
A federal appeals court today refused to block the extradition of former Mexico City Police Chief Arturo Durazo, attorneys said. Mexican officials want Durazo to stand trial on charges he illegally amassed a fortune by making extortion demands on men under his command between 1976 and 1982. Attorneys for Durazo plan to appeal the decision by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and ask U.S. Supreme Court Justice William H.
July 10, 2003 |
President Nestor Kirchner is considering a decree allowing former military leaders accused of human rights abuses during Argentina's military dictatorship to be extradited for trial, a newspaper said. The measure would allow the government to review on a case-by-case basis extradition requests from countries whose citizens were alleged victims of the so-called dirty war, the daily Clarin said.
August 6, 2008 |
Britain agreed to delay the extradition to the U.S. of a radical Muslim preacher to face charges that he helped set up an Al Qaeda terrorist training camp in Oregon. The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, ruled Monday that Abu Hamza al Masri should not be extradited until judges can examine his case. Britain's Home Office said it would abide by the court's request. U.S. officials accuse Abu Hamza, whose real name is Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, of conspiring to establish a training camp in Bly, Ore. They also say he helped extremists who kidnapped 16 foreign tourists in Yemen in 1998.
January 3, 1992 |
A customer who complicated a botched bank robbery with his antics and would-be heroics will fight extradition to Florida, where he is wanted on bad check charges, officials said Thursday. Because Robert Charles Gregory, 30, refused to return voluntarily, officials here will ask Florida to seek his forced return, said Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Dick Olson.