December 3, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY -- A fugitive drug kingpin convicted in the slaying of an American federal agent is urging Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to resist U.S. “pressure” for his extradition and to end the manhunt pursuing him, an official said Tuesday. Atty. Gen. Jesus Murillo Karam confirmed to reporters the existence of a letter written by Rafael Caro Quintero, who was released from prison in August after serving 28 years of a 40-year sentence for the 1985 slaying of DEA agent Enrique Camarena.
April 10, 1997 |
President Ernesto Samper has raised the stakes in the nation's drug war by calling for an end to the constitutional ban on the extradition of cocaine traffickers and other criminals. The move, which could clear the way for jailed Cali cartel traffickers to be put on trial in the United States, must still be approved by Congress. Analysts say the issue is certain to be the subject of heated debate. U.S.
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.
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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.
November 17, 2010 |
The extradition of alleged Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout from Thailand to the United States on Tuesday drew sharp protests from Russian officials, who insist the so-called merchant of death is an innocent businessman. Bout, a former Soviet air force officer who reportedly maintains strong ties to Russian intelligence, had been put aboard a chartered plane under tight security in Bangkok and arrived in suburban New York in manacles late Tuesday. He faces four federal terrorism charges, U.S. officials said.
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.