Anon submits: DM-Andrew fears drawn out civil proceedings

Prince Andrew ‘fears never being able to return to America’: Royal is worried about Jeffrey Epstein multi-million dollar lawsuits in the US, say associates after his paedophile friend committed suicide in prison.

Oh, I bet, there is still a criminal investigation going on. We do have an extradition treaty with the United Kingdom.

The UK might want to check out criminals charges against Prince Andrew and Kevin Spacey. Yeah, Spacey watched the rape.

How is that bottle of 25k wine taste now?

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Politico~ Dispute over political crimes

The U.S.-U.K. treaty contains provisions aimed at preventing a bait-and-switch, where a suspect is extradited on one set of charges, only to have them swapped for another. But executive branch officials in the U.K. could waive that, leaving the door open to additional or new charges against Assange.

Bellinger, now a partner at the law firm Arnold & Porter, said British courts tend to have a broader view of what constitutes political offenses than do American courts. However, he said he would not be surprised if the U.S. and Britain agree or have already agreed to limit the scope of any future charges in order to increase the chances of British courts approving the extradition.

Of course they did

A British magistrate is expected to consider the extradition request at a hearing set for May 2. Whatever ruling comes out of that hearing could be appealed through the British courts and perhaps even to the European Court of Human Rights. (Despite Britain’s Brexit vote, the U.K. government has agreed to remain under that court’s jurisdiction, at least for now.)