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UK Home Secretary given extension on Enron extradition decision

[JURIST] A UK court on Tuesday granted Home Secretary Charles Clarke [official profile] more time to decide on a US request to extradite three British bankers indicted on fraud charges stemming from the Enron scandal. A court ruled last fall that the three, Gary Mulgrew, David Bermingham and Gile Darby, could be extradited [JURIST report], but the final decision rests with the home secretary. Tuesday's decision was the third delay, pushing the deadline back to May 24. The US has charged the three with defrauding their former employer, Natwest, of more than $7.3 million using an Enron off-the-books partnership. The three men have argued they can be tried in the UK and have sought judicial review of their case. View the indictment [text, PDF] against the men. Bloomberg has more.

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