Energy Exec Averts Extradition To Italy On Fraud Charges

Law360, London (February 8, 2019, 10:12 PM GMT) -- An English energy executive won a reprieve in his battle to avoid extradition to Italy on fraud and money laundering charges Thursday when a London judge concluded questions remained about whether Italian prosecutors actually intended to prosecute the case.

In his ruling, Judge Andrew Popplewell rejected all of the grounds asserted in Stephen Carpenter’s appeal, save one. Under a section of the U.K.’s Extradition Act, a person is barred from extradition if it appears that the authorities in the requesting territory “have not made a decision to charge or have not made a decision to try” the case.

Judge Popplewell said...

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