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Criminal – Habeas Corpus – Extradition Certification – Italian Drug Conviction (access required)

An Albanian national convicted of drug trafficking in Italy in 2003 and sentenced to 12 years in prison is not entitled to habeas relief to prevent his extradition from the U.S. to Italy, the 4th Circuit holds. In 2004, the U.S. government granted petitioner asylum, unaware of the Italian drug conviction or his fugitive status. In ...