Transport Exec Loses Bid To Avoid Extradition On Tax Charge

Law360, London (June 22, 2021, 6:47 PM BST) -- A London judge cleared the way on Tuesday for a managing director of a transport company to be extradited to Germany to face charges related to a €3.5 million ($4.2 million) value-added tax fraud, dismissing a challenge over medical care.

High Court Judge Stephen Males said German authorities could be trusted to give appropriate medical treatment when considering the appeal of John Parkes, who said his extradition would breach human rights laws.

Lawyers for Parkes said the lower court had wrongly rejected evidence from the former transport boss's doctor that he had post-traumatic stress disorder in addition to a major depressive...

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