Thursday, June 26, 2008

Jayant Patel to be extradited

Patel drops fight against extradition.
In a surprise legal move, Dr Patel has dropped plans to fight extradition from the US to Australia, where he has been charged with 16 offences, including manslaughter, grievous bodily harm and fraud charges.

The move was filed in the US District Court in Portland, Oregon, by his American lawyer, Marc Blackman.

US District Court Judge Dennis Hubel will discuss Dr Patel's decision at a hearing in Portland tomorrow.

Dr Patel has been locked up in a high-security Portland prison since FBI agents raided his home in the US city on March 11.

1 comment:

Pogria said...

He has run out of money.

I'll bet his family told him not to bother them for handouts.

Also, the Queensland Government has probably offered him a deal to make it look as though justice will be done.