Atty Accused Of Bribery Should Be Extradited: UK Court

Law360, New York (January 20, 2011, 3:30 PM EST) -- A British lawyer charged with steering $132 million in bribes from a former Halliburton Co. subsidiary to the Nigerian government to win $6 billion in natural gas contracts should be extradited to the United States, a London appeals court ruled Thursday.

Jeffrey Tesler should be sent back to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas to face Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges, a two-judge panel of the High Court of Justice ruled after Tesler appealed a lower court's extradition order.

Both Tesler's and...
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