Trinidadian minister Jack Warn­er loses extradition appeal

For­mer Trinidadian Gov­ern­ment Min­is­ter Jack Warn­er has lost his ap­peal over the dis­missal of his law­suit chal­leng­ing a Unit­ed States ex­tra­di­tion re­quest.
Three Judges of the Court of Ap­peal up­held the de­ci­sion of Jus­tice James Aboud to dis­miss his ju­di­cial re­view law­suit in Sep­tem­ber, 2017.
Their de­ci­sion does not mean that Warn­er's ex­tra­di­tion pro­ceed­ings will fi­nal­ly begin as the judges grant­ed a stay pend­ing the fil­ing of his ap­peal to the Privy Coun­cil.
Warn­er is chal­leng­ing the pro­ce­dure adopt­ed by the Of­fice of the At­tor­ney Gen­er­al in sign­ing off on the US's re­quest for his ex­tra­di­tion, made in May 2015.
73 year old Warn­er, who is a for­mer Fi­fa vice-pres­i­dent, is ac­cused of 12 charges re­lat­ed to fraud, rack­e­teer­ing and en­gag­ing in il­le­gal wire trans­fers.
The of­fences are al­leged to have tak­en place in the Unit­ed States, T&T and oth­er ju­ris­dic­tions be­tween 1990 and June 2011 when Warn­er quit Fi­fa.

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