US prosecutors face a protracted extradition legal battle over three UK-based former bankers at Credit Suisse whom they have charged in connection with the $2bn Mozambique “tuna bond” scandal. Appearing at Westminster Magistrates Court in London on Friday, lawyers said the defendants would contest the extradition request made by the US, where they are wanted for “large-scale fraud”, according to Mark Summers QC, representing the US government.
Ben Keith, a barrister specialising in extradition and human rights, said the tuna-bond case would be “a test of how far US prosecutors can reach and exercise their power”.
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Ben Keith is a barrister specialising in Extradition, Immigration, Serious Fraud, Human Rights and Public law. He has extensive experience of appellate proceedings before the Administrative and Divisional Courts, as well as applications and appeals to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and United Nations. He is ranked in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 in the top tiers.