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Extradition from Canada

Postby TenaciousB » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:50 pm

A person was found guilty of "obtaining property by deception". During a proceeds of crime hearing he was ordered to pay a sum of money in compensation to the person who should have owned the property. He has gone to Canada and has dual citizenship. He hasn't paid up.

What are the chances the court will go through the trouble of extraditing him to serve the 3 years prison sentence that was given if he defaulted on paying compensation?

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Re: Extradition from Canada

Postby atticus » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:20 pm

My understanding is that people have been extradited for less; possibly pour encourager les autres.
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Re: Extradition from Canada

Postby dls » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:44 pm

Extradition law can be complex.

My (uneducated) thought is that it is unlikely unless you can show that a similar kind of provision operates in Canada, for which a sentence might be served.

You start with a complaint to the CPS about his non-compliance with the order.
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Re: Extradition from Canada

Postby miner » Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:00 pm

Indeed. The Canadian authorities are unlikely to be interested in this one.

But it'll depend on the precise circumstances, amount of money involved,etc.
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Re: Extradition from Canada

Postby atticus » Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:07 pm

Surely the Canadian authorities should take some action if requested to do so by the UK authorities using whatever procedures the particular treaties require. That would make the first question whether the British authorities wish to seek extradition.
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