Former Mozambique finance minister loses last appeal, set for extradition to US over $2B scandalMay 25, 2023 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nearly five years after he was arrested at a South African airport, Mozambique's former finance minister has lost a last-ditch court appeal and faces extradition to the United States over a $2 billion corruption scandal related to loans to Mozambican state-owned companies.
18 years after Natalee Holloway’s disappearance, Peru to extradite key suspect to USMay 12, 2023 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The chief suspect in the unsolved 2005 disappearance of American student Natalee Holloway is poised to face charges linked to the young woman’s vanishing for the first time after the government of Peru authorized his extradition to the United States.
US judge orders Peru ex-leader detained for extraditionApril 19, 2023 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge on Wednesday ordered former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo Manrique to surrender to federal agents after an appeals court denied his latest motion to stop his extradition back to Peru, where he faces charges he accepted millions of dollars in bribes.
Peru ex-leader Toledo loses bid to stop extradition from USApril 6, 2023 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court panel on Wednesday denied an appeal by former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo Manrique to stop his extradition to face charges he accepted millions of dollars in bribes as part of a mammoth corruption scandal in which four of Peru's ex-presidents have been implicated.
Russian businessman back after fleeing house arrest in ItalyApril 4, 2023 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian businessman who made a daring escape from house arrest in Italy where he was nabbed on a U.S. warrant for breaching Western sanctions surfaced in Russia on Tuesday, saying he fled because Italian courts would have given in to American pressure to extradite him.
Dubai upholds extradition of financier accused of fraudApril 3, 2023 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A court in Dubai on Monday rejected the appeal of a British financier fighting extradition to Denmark, where he is accused of orchestrating a $1.7 billion tax fraud.
France rules against extradition of Ukrainian billionaireMarch 30, 2023 GMT
PARIS (AP) — A French court of appeal ruled Thursday not to extradite to Ukraine the Ukrainian billionaire businessman Kostyantin Zhevago, who was temporarily detained in France in December.
Ukraine’s National Bureau of Investigation had said Zhevago, who owns a majority stake in mining group Ferrexpo, was wanted on suspicion of embezzlement and money laundering related to the bankruptcy of Ukrainian bank Finance and Credit.
Lawyers fight for man they say US wrongly deported to HaitiMarch 4, 2023 GMT
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Paul Pierrilus was deported two years ago from the U.S. to Haiti where he has been trying to survive in a chaotic and violent country where he wasn’t born and had never lived.
Indian man appears in Australian court charged with murderMarch 3, 2023 GMT
CAIRNS, Australia (AP) — An Indian national who was extradited from his homeland this week appeared in an Australian court on Friday charged with the murder of a woman whose body was found on an Australian beach more than four years ago.
Spain orders extradition of British alleged hacker to U.S.February 17, 2023 GMT
MADRID (AP) — Spain’s National Court has agreed to the extradition to the U.S. of a British citizen who allegedly took part in computer attacks, including the July 2020 hacking of Twitter accounts of public figures such as Joseph Biden, Barack Obama and Bill Gates.
Rights group questions Lockerbie suspect’s extraditionFebruary 13, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — A leading rights group urged the U.S. and Libya on Monday to explain the legal basis of a surprise extradition of a former Libyan intelligence officer accused of making the bomb that exploded on Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
Wife of former US pilot complains of Australian treatmentFebruary 13, 2023 GMT
SYDNEY (AP) — The wife of a former U.S. military pilot accused by the United States of illegally training Chinese aviators said Monday her husband was being held in inhumane conditions as he fights extradition from Australia.
9 held in Netherlands, Belgium over German ATM explosionsFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Nine men suspected of involvement in blowing up dozens of cash machines in Germany and stealing some 5.2 million euros (nearly $5.7 million) have been arrested in the Netherlands and Belgium, German authorities said Thursday.
Who benefits? Spain, Catalan separatists dispute EU rulingJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The European Union’s top court issued a ruling Tuesday that allows Spain to make another attempt to seek the extradition of a former Catalan separatist politician living in Brussels.
Indian court grants extradition for Australia murder suspectJanuary 24, 2023 GMT
NEW DELHI (AP) — A court in New Delhi on Tuesday approved an extradition request for the prime suspect in the killing of a woman on an Australian beach four years ago.
Rajwinder Singh, who is of Indian origin, was arrested in November on the outskirts of the Indian capital.
Colombia extradites to US brother of powerful left lawmakerJanuary 19, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Colombia on Thursday extradited to the U.S. the brother of powerful leftist senator on charges that he conspired with dissident guerrillas to smuggle huge quantities of cocaine.
A handcuffed Álvaro Córdoba was handed to agents from the U.S.
Searchers for missing Oklahoma girl find remains of childJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
Authorities searching for the body of a missing 4-year-old Oklahoma girl have found the remains of a child, but have not yet identified them as Athena Brownfield, who authorities say was beaten to death Christmas night, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday.
CIA chief in rare visit to Libya, meets Tripoli-based PMJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The CIA chief has met with one of Libya's rival prime ministers, the government in the country's capital of Tripoli said Thursday. It was a rare visit by a senior U.S. official to the war-torn country, currently split between two rival administrations.
Alleged Eritrean people smuggler appears in Dutch courtJanuary 10, 2023 GMT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An Eritrean man accused of involvement in a brutal migrant smuggling network appeared at a pretrial hearing in the Netherlands on Tuesday, as prosecutors told judges that they will also seek the extradition of the network's alleged ringleader, who was captured recently in Sudan.
Pilot’s lawyer says US extradition attempt is ‘political’January 10, 2023 GMT
SYDNEY (AP) — The U.S has accused a former military pilot of illegally training Chinese military pilots, and is trying to extradite him from Australia.
But the pilot's lawyer says his client has been unfairly singled out because of the current geopolitical struggle between the U.S.
Suspect in Idaho killings plans to waive extradition hearingDecember 31, 2022 GMT
EXPLAINER: Break in case of killings of 4 Idaho studentsDecember 30, 2022 GMT
An arrest has been made in the November fatal stabbings of four University of Idaho students, a case that shocked the small college town and seemed to perplex investigators for weeks.
Dubai approves extradition of financier accused of tax fraudDecember 29, 2022 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A court in Dubai on Thursday approved the extradition to Denmark of a British financier accused of orchestrating a $1.7 billion tax scheme.
Hedge fund trader Sanjay Shah is accused of masterminding a scheme that ran from 2012 to 2015 in which foreign businesses pretended to own shares in Danish companies and claimed tax refunds for which they were not eligible.
Ukrainian tycoon arrested in French ski resort in bank probeDecember 28, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — A Ukrainian businessman and former lawmaker suspected of embezzling more than $100 million has been arrested at a high-end ski resort in the French Alps, according to Ukrainian authorities.
Judge kept FTX execs’ plea deals secret to get founder to USDecember 23, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge kept secret that two of Sam Bankman-Fried’s closest associates had turned against him so the cryptocurrency entrepreneur wouldn’t get spooked and fight extradition from the Bahamas, according to court transcripts made public Friday.
Hearing on FTX founder’s extradition to US set for WednesdayDecember 21, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Bankman-Fried will have a hearing Wednesday in a Bahamian court on his possible extradition U.S. in the coming days to face criminal charges related to the collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX, a source familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.
Turkey: Sweden’s extradition refusal ‘very negative’December 20, 2022 GMT
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister on Tuesday called the refusal of Sweden’s top court to extradite a man wanted by Turkey a “very negative development,” as Ankara continues to delay Sweden and Finland’s membership in NATO.
FTX founder agrees to extradition to US, attorney saysDecember 19, 2022 GMT
Sam Bankman-Fried may be ready to come to the U.S. to face criminal charges related to the collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX following a chaotic court appearance in the Bahamas.
A lawyer for Bankman-Fried was quoted as saying Monday the disgraced FTX founder has agreed to be extradited to the United States.
Swedish court: Man wanted by Turkey cannot be extraditedDecember 19, 2022 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's top court on Monday rejected an extradition request for a man wanted by Turkey, saying the Scandinavian country does not criminalize the act he is accused of committing.
Libya PM admits role in extraditing Lockerbie suspect to U.SDecember 15, 2022 GMT
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — One of Libya’s rival prime ministers admitted Thursday that his government was involved in the extradition to the U.S. of a former Libyan intelligence officer accused of making the bomb that downed Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, killing all onboard.
Libya opens probe into Lockerbie suspect’s extradition to USDecember 14, 2022 GMT
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya's chief prosecutor on Wednesday said that he had opened an investigation into the extradition of a Libyan national accused of making the bomb that downed Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, to the United States.
Germany: Judges confirm arrest of 23 alleged coup plottersDecember 9, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Friday that judges have confirmed the arrest of 23 people detained earlier this week on suspicion of planning to topple the government, while the extradition of two others detained abroad is being sought.
Turkey welcomes Sweden’s extradition of wanted convictDecember 5, 2022 GMT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Monday welcomed Sweden’s extradition of a convicted member of an outlawed militant group, calling it a “start” that showed Stockholm's sincerity in assuaging Turkey's security concerns.
Australia steps up calls for US to drop WikiLeaks chargesNovember 30, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said he recently told U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration to bring WikiLeaks founder and Australian citizen Julian Assange’s prosecution to a close.
Bodies-in-suitcases suspect appears in New Zealand courtNovember 30, 2022 GMT
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A woman who was extradited from South Korea this week after the bodies of her two children were found in abandoned suitcases made her first court appearance in New Zealand on Wednesday.
Suspect in Australia murder arrested in India 4 years laterNovember 25, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The prime suspect in the murder of a woman on an Australian beach four years ago was arrested in New Delhi's outskirts three weeks after he was targeted with a 1 million Australian dollar ($677,000) reward, authorities said Friday.
Syrian group claims capture of Italian drug traffickerNovember 17, 2022 GMT
ROME (AP) — A Syrian group is claiming to have captured one of Europe’s most-wanted drug traffickers back in March, just days after Italy’s justice minister thanked the United Arab Emirates for its role in his arrest and extradition to Italy this week.
Seoul to extradite New Zealand murder suspect within 30 daysNovember 14, 2022 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea will extradite a New Zealand murder suspect within 30 days, about two months after she was arrested in South Korea in connection with two dead children found in suitcases in Auckland, officials said Monday.
UK court: Arrested man is US fugitive wanted on rape claimNovember 11, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — A judge in Scotland ruled Friday that a man who has spent almost a year fighting extradition to the United States is Nicholas Rossi, a fugitive alleged to have faked his own death to escape rape allegations.
Seoul court approves extradition of New Zealand suspectNovember 11, 2022 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court has approved the extradition of a 42-year-old woman facing murder charges in New Zealand over her possible connection to the bodies of two long-dead children found abandoned in suitcases in August.
Indian tycoon Nirav Modi loses extradition appeal in UKNovember 9, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Diamond tycoon Nirav Modi on Wednesday lost an appeal of a British court's ruling that he should be extradited from the U.K. to India to face allegations he was involved in a $1.8 billion bank fraud.
Americans convicted in Japan on Ghosn’s escape return homeNovember 8, 2022 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — An American father and son convicted in Japan on charges of helping Nissan former Chairman Carlos Ghosn escape to Lebanon, hiding in a box, have been returned to the U.S., their lawyer said Tuesday.
South Korea to review extradition of New Zealand suspectOctober 27, 2022 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has initiated a court review on whether to extradite a 42-year-old woman facing murder charges from New Zealand, where the bodies of two long-dead children were found in abandoned suitcases in August.
France denies Canadian extradition request for former priestOctober 26, 2022 GMT
OTTAWA, Canada (AP) — The Canadian government said Wednesday that France has denied an extradition request for Johannes Rivoire, a former priest accused of crimes against children in the northern territory of Nunavut.
Former US pilot who worked in China arrested in AustraliaOctober 26, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A former U.S. military pilot and flight instructor who ran an aviation consultancy in China is in custody in Australia awaiting an extradition request from his homeland on an undisclosed charge, officials said Wednesday.
Norway arrests man wanted by Rwanda for role in genocideOctober 19, 2022 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man in his 40s who is wanted by Rwanda for his role a genocide in the African country has been arrested in the Norwegian capital of Oslo upon an extradition request, authorities said Wednesday.
Sweden, Turkey discuss extraditions demanded by AnkaraOctober 5, 2022 GMT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A delegation from aspirant NATO member Sweden met with Turkish officials on Wednesday to discuss Ankara’s demands for the extradition of people it considers to be terrorists, Turkey's state-run news agency reported.
Mexico: Helicopter crashed after capo capture without fuelSeptember 29, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican navy helicopter crashed in July killing 14 marines because it ran out of fuel following an operation to capture drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, the Attorney General’s Office said Thursday.
Nevadan accused of 1972 Hawaii killing fighting extraditionSeptember 22, 2022 GMT
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A former deputy Nevada attorney general accused of a 1972 killing in Honolulu told a Reno judge Wednesday he wants to fight extradition to Hawaii because he believes his constitutional rights were violated when he was arrested last week.
Dubai court orders man to pay $1.25B to Denmark in tax caseSeptember 16, 2022 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A British man accused by Denmark of masterminding a $1.7 billion tax fraud has been ordered by a Dubai court to pay Copenhagen's tax authority $1.25 billion, court filings seen Friday show, just days after another Dubai court rejected an extradition order for him.
Woman arrested in S. Korea after bodies found in New ZealandSeptember 15, 2022 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A woman was arrested in South Korea on Thursday on two murder charges from New Zealand, where the bodies of two long-dead children were found last month in abandoned suitcases, authorities said.
Alleged Mexican cartel hitman extradited to North DakotaSeptember 13, 2022 GMT
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — An accused prolific hitman for a Mexican drug cartel has been transferred to face federal charges in North Dakota, nearly 11 years after he was apprehended in Tijuana.
Juan Francisco Sillas-Rocha appeared Friday in Fargo on three charges, including conspiracy to commit murder for a continuing criminal enterprise.
Dubai court rejects Danish extradition request for financierSeptember 13, 2022 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Dubai court ruled on Monday that a British man suspected of masterminding a $1.7 billion tax scheme cannot be extradited to Denmark to face charges.
The decision in the high-profile case grants the hedge fund trader, Sanjay Shah, a victory against Danish authorities who sought him for his role in one of the country’s largest-ever fraud cases.
In Dubai, $1.7B Denmark fraud suspect contests extraditionSeptember 5, 2022 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The lawyer of a British man who was arrested in Dubai for allegedly masterminding a $1.7 billion tax scheme in Denmark asked judges on Monday not to extradite him.
Sending suspect to China could cost New Zealand millionsAugust 26, 2022 GMT
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Sending a murder suspect to face trial in China could end up costing New Zealand taxpayers millions of dollars because officials would need to post an extra diplomat to Shanghai to monitor his treatment, documents exclusively obtained by The Associated Press show.
Social media model charged with killing boyfriend in FloridaAugust 12, 2022 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors in South Florida announced a second-degree murder charge Thursday against social media model Courtney Clenney in connection with the fatal stabbing of her live-in boyfriend.
Israeli ex-minister sentenced over Australia sex abuse caseAugust 8, 2022 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court sentenced a former health minister to probation and a fine on Monday for obstructing justice in connection with the protracted extradition case against a former teacher accused of sexually abusing her students in Australia.
Man accused of selling bleach as COVID cure extradited to USJuly 28, 2022 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — A man accused of selling a toxic industrial bleach as a coronavirus cure through his Florida-based church has been returned to the United States after being arrested in Colombia.
Mark Grenon, 64, made his initial court appearance Thursday in Miami federal court following his recent extradition, according to court records.
Extradition of Mexican drug lord to US not likely to be fastJuly 18, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The extradition of drug trafficker Rafael Caro Quintero, captured in the mountains of northwest Mexico, will not happen quickly, according to a judge’s ruling published Monday.
The Mexican judge issued what amounts to an injunction preventing Caro Quintero from being sent to the United States without going through the formal extradition process.
Extradition process begins for Mexico drug lord wanted in USJuly 17, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, captured by Mexican forces, was notified this weekend that a process to extradite him to the United States for crimes including the murder of a DEA agent in 1985 has begun.