Extradition: Whose Rights Are Really At Stake?
June 30, 2023 | The Insider: White Collar Defense and Securities Enforcement
Samuel Bankman Fried is not the only one who needs to worry about the US Justice Department ignoring his rights under our extradition treaties. Those bilateral compacts expressly limit the criminal charges upon which a defendant can be tried after he or she is extradited. Why then are federal courts in New York regularly disregarding this requirement known as the Rule of Specialty? In this article, Robert J. Anello explores the problems many extradited defendants face when trying to have that Rule honored. Bob shares his thoughts on how clients can secure their rights before they are extradited to the United States.