International Crimes and Extradition

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New Federal Case May Help People Challenge Extradition to the US

August 26, 2021
A recent ruling by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals may mark the beginning of a previously foreclosed avenue for foreign defendants to challenge criminal charges brought against them in the U.S. while remaining in their home country. In United States v. Muriel Bescond, the Second Circuit reversed the lower court’s finding that Bescond, a […]

Interpol Red Notice in European Countries May Trigger Double Jeopardy

May 20, 2021
Sitting as a Grand Chamber, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on May 12, 2021, that a provisional arrest pursuant to a request from a non-European nation only violates European law on ne bis in idem grounds if there has been a finding that the notice is based on the same acts as those […]

Arrests Made in International Trade Fraud Case in Houston, Texas

December 17, 2020
Eight people were charged with international trade fraud by prosecutors in Houston, Texas. The federal indictment alleges a decade-long international trade fraud scheme in which two of the defendants, through their Texas-based tire company, imported rubber tires from Chinese manufacturers while submitting false information to the government in order to avoid paying customs duties. T…

El Chapo Is in Jail, But What Happens to Sean Penn?

January 11, 2016
Sean Penn has played many roles in his acting career, but his role in the case involving Joaquin Guzman Loera (“El Chapo”) will be the most challenging yet. Penn went to great lengths to arrange a clandestine meeting with El Chapo while the fugitive was on the run after escaping from a “high-security” prison in […]

Page Pate comments on attempt to extradite Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom

February 27, 2015
Atlanta-based defense attorney comments on the international extradition and criminal copyright case facing Megaupload founder, Kim Dotcom.

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