Sunday 23 July 2017

Garland 'delighted' as extradition to US denied

Brian Kavanagh

THE High Court has dismissed an application to extradite former Worker's Party president Sean Garland to the US for his alleged involvement in a sophisticated counterfeiting operation.

Authorities in America had sought the extradition of Mr Garland (76), of Beldonstown, Brownstown, Navan, Co Meath, to face charges relating to the production of high-quality counterfeit US dollars, an operation allegedly carried out with the collusion of the government of North Korea.

In a brief hearing yesterday, Mr Justice John Edwards said the court was not disposed to grant the application and would furnish its reasons for doing so on January 13.

A spokesman for Mr Garland said he was extremely relieved and delighted with yesterday's ruling.

Irish Independent

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