Former FBI Informant Loses Fight Against Fraud Extradition

By Silvia Martelli (July 29, 2022, 5:54 PM BST) -- A London judge has dismissed a challenge by a former FBI informant against Romania's bid to extradite him on fraud charges, finding on Friday that the Romanian national was not denied a retrial and was represented by counsel in the overseas proceedings.

Judge Maura McGowan said at the High Court that although Ionut Burghelea had been absent during the proceedings in Romania, a lower court was right to find that he was "engaged in them" as he had instructed a lawyer, who represented him.

"I have no difficulty in concluding that he was represented by a lawyer to whom he had given...

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