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Algerian Jail Was Enough For Swiss Banker, Judge Rules

Law360, New York (December 12, 2018, 11:49 PM EST) -- A Swiss financial services worker who was nabbed in Algeria on U.S. fraud charges and spent a year in a packed and filthy jail while awaiting extradition was sentenced to no additional prison time by a Manhattan federal judge on Wednesday.

Seref Dogan Erbek was charged in 2015 alongside New York Global Group CEO Benjamin Wey, but the case against Wey was dropped after a judge ruled in 2017 that searches of his home and office were unconstitutional. A few months later, prosecutors said, Erbek was arrested in Algeria, and spent about 11 months in prison there before his extradition to...

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