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UK bankers linked to Enron case face possible extradition to US

[JURIST] Extradition proceedings are to begin next week in the case of three British bankers accused of involvement in a deal with former Enron CFO Andrew Fastow to skim millions off a deal with British bank NatWest. The three men, David Bermingham, Gary Mulgrew and Giles Darby, have disputed the US charges and have not been charged in the UK. They called on the UK Financial Services Authority to bring charges or NatWest to begin civil proceedings.

The case has drawn attention because it is the first to proceed under the revised Extradition Act 2003, which allows for fast-track proceedings with the US using a lower burden of proof. View the US indictment here [PDF]. JURIST's Paper Chase has continuing coverage of the Enron case. BBC News has more.

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