Trader Can Be Extradited In Ex-Goldman Banker Fraud Case

Law360, London (February 18, 2021, 10:03 PM GMT) -- A securities trader charged by U.S. authorities over an insider trading scheme involving an ex-Goldman Sachs banker lost his extradition fight after a London judge said Thursday it was in the interest of justice for him to be tried in America.

Westminster Magistrates Court Judge Vanessa Baraitser rejected Joseph El-Khouri's bid to hold off extradition to the U.S., where he faces 17 counts of securities and wire fraud.

El-Khouri, a Lebanese-British citizen, has been charged in the U.S. along with five others, including a Goldman Sachs investment banker, in what U.S. prosecutors called a transnational insider trading scheme that netted tens...

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