Court of Appeal Affirms and Overturns Extradition Request to Korea on Bribery Charges

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Bruce Zagaris
On April 29 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overturned and affirmed extradition orders of the U.S. District Court on bribery charges by Korea. Choe is a Korean citizen and a resident of Los Angeles, In the 1990s, he traveled often to Korea on business, where he had connections with important political figures. During one of his visits to Korea, Choe learned he was under criminal investigation. Thereafter he left Korea in secret and returned to Los Angeles...[more]