Thursday 22 February 2018

David Drumm's extradition hearing delayed due to massive snowstorm in Boston

David Drumm. Photo: AP
David Drumm. Photo: AP

Shane Phelan Public Affairs Editor

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm’s return to Ireland has been delayed due to an expected snow storm in Boston.

Mr Drumm’s legal team had been due to tell a judge today he was waiving his right to contest extradition proceedings.

However, due to a forecasted blizzard, the hearing was cancelled this morning.

A notice issued by the court said a new date would be announced in due course.

In an interview published at the weekend, Mr Drumm indicated he no longer wished to fight the extradition request from Irish authorities.

The former Anglo boss will face 33 charges, including ones of fraud and false accounting, on his return to Ireland.

He is planning to contest the charges.

The Dubliner resigned from Anglo in December 2008 and moved to the US in June 2009.

He has lived there with his family since then and refused a number of requests from gardai to return home for interview.

Mr Drumm has been in custody since October, when he was arrested by US Marshals at his €1.75m home on the outskirts of Boston.

Despite a number of requests, he has been refused bail.

He is currently being held in a maximum security prison in Plymouth, south of Boston.

Mr Drumm had sought a guarantee from the Director of Public Prosecutions that a bail application in Ireland would not be opposed.

However, this condition has been rejected by the DPP.

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