District Court Finds Violation of Dual Criminality in case of Extradition from India

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Saturday, November 1, 2008
Author: 
Linda Friedman Ramirez
Volume: 
24
Issue: 
11
434
Abstract: 
A United States Judge has granted partial relief to a defendant in the case of Stefan Wathne, a national of Iceland and a resident of Russia, who was arrested for extradition in India. Wathne returned voluntarily to the United States with an agreement to preserve his rights under the Extradition Treaty between the Republic of India and the United States. A graduate of Harvard University, Wathne was charged in the Northern District of California, with conspiracy to launder proceeds from an illegal LSD manufacturing operation, in violation of 18 USC 1956. The offense is alleged to have been committed during the time period 1996-2000...[more]