Fingerprints Clear Fraud Suspect Facing French Extradition

Law360, London (October 26, 2020, 5:09 PM GMT) -- A court in London has quashed the extradition of a man wanted in France for money laundering and tax evasion after authorities there mistook him for the suspect who has been on the run for nearly three years.

In a judgment from Oct. 19, which was released on Monday, two judges for the High Court reversed an extradition order that would have meant Bilal Hussain Choudhary being sent to prison outside Paris on charges of fraud. 

French authorities had withdrawn a European arrest warrant issued for Choudhary on Oct. 15 after police discovered that his fingerprints and face did not match those...

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