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Fighting Extradition from the United States to Foreign Nations

Categories: Extradition

Countries around the world use extradition treaties with the United States to prosecute individuals suspected of offenses ranging from political crimes to murder and terrorism. The U.S. currently extradites both citizens and non-citizens to more than 100 countries spanning the globe, relying on various bilateral treaties dating back as far as 1872 as well as…

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Fighting Extradition from a Foreign Nation for Prosecution in the United States

Categories: Extradition

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Under U.S. federal law, most criminal offenses carry severe penalties including substantial fines and long-term imprisonment. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) places particular emphasis on prosecuting crimes involving illegal drugs, government and consumer fraud, physical and sexual violence, offenses against children, and offenses against the United States; and, in all cases federal prosecutors aggressively…

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