Alleged fraud in excess of $1.6 million

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The requested person’s extradition is sought pursuant to an extradition request issued by the Canadian authorities for an alleged fraud in excess of $1.6 million (CAD).  The request was said to be one of the only female extradition requests made to the UK from this province in Canada.

Helen Douglass and Ruta Mikailaite, working alongside experienced counsel from 36 Bedford Row, raised arguments to resist extradition under the European Convention on Human Rights, namely Article 3 (Prison Conditions), Article 8 (Family And Private Life) as well as s.25 of the Extradition Act in relation to physical and mental ill-health.

The requested person suffered from various mental and physical health conditions including PTSD, anxiety, depression, bulimia, and osteoarthritis and was being investigated for complex neurological conditions throughout the course of proceedings.

Ms Douglass and Ms Mikailaite instructed numerous experts to support the challenge to extradition, including an occupational therapist, psychologist and experienced Canadian attorney with a specialism in cases concerning prison conditions.

The extradition hearing took place over two days at Westminster Magistrates Court before the Senior District Judge when testimony was heard from experts and prisoners in Canada relating to the poor conditions in custody.

The requested person’s extradition is sought pursuant to an extradition request issued by the Canadian authorities for an alleged fraud in excess of $1.6 million (CAD).

The request was said to be one of the only female extradition requests made to the UK from this province in Canada. Helen Douglass and Ruta Mikailaite working alongside experienced counsel from 36 Bedford Row raised arguments to resist extradition under the European Convention on Human Rights, namely Article 3 (prison conditions), Article 8 (family and private life) as well as pursuant to s.25 of the Extradition Act in relation to physical and mental ill-health.

The requested person suffered from various mental and physical health conditions including PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Bulimia, and Osteoarthritis and was being investigated for complex neurological conditions throughout the course of proceedings. Ms Douglass and Ms Mikailaite instructed numerous experts to support the challenge to extradition, including an occupational therapist, psychologist and experienced Canadian attorney with specialism in prison conditions cases.

The extradition hearing took place over two days at Westminster Magistrates Court before the Senior District Judge whereby testimony was heard from experts and prisoners in Canada relating to the poor conditions in custody.

Alessio Pellegrini

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