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Judge denies protection to Nigerian who sought to stop extradition to the US

Ruben Mosso

Mexico / 13.01.2021 16:06:36

A federal judge refused to protect the Nigerian Ugo Ernest Uzomoba, who contested that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) he extradited it to the United States to be tried for his probable responsibility in the crimes of criminal association, fraud and money laundering.

The foreigner was detained by the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) in September 2019, after an operation carried out in the vicinity of the Tlalpan Mayor’s Office, in Mexico City.

The Federal Court for the Western District of North Carolina, in the United States, ordered his capture on June 19, 2018, because it is presumed that he is part of a criminal organization dedicated to committing fraud by means of electronic transfers, as well as cyber fraud and money laundering.

In our country, a control judge of the Federal Criminal Justice Center attached to the South prison issued a provisional arrest warrant for extradition purposes.

Now, Patricio Leopoldo Vargas Alarcón, Tenth District Judge of Amparo in Criminal Matters, denied the protection of justice to Ugo Ernest, who claimed the Agreement of March 13, 2020, issued in file 541- 4-736 / 20, to through which his international extradition requested by the US government was granted.

The defendant can still file an appeal for review for a Collegiate Court to analyze the resolution issued in the first instance, which can be modified, revoked or confirmed, a process that will take months and will lengthen their stay in Mexico.

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