This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Case of US citizens extradited to UK'.



  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Our Ref:  22026 
  
Mr G L Sinai 
 
 
 
Date: 
11 April 2012 
 
[FOI #109001 email] 
 
Dear Mr Sinai, 
 
YOUR REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON UK-US EXTRADITION 
 
Thank you for your e-mail of 12 March 2012, which has been handled as a request for 
information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  You ask for the following 
information:   
 
  Whether any US citizens have ever been extradited to the UK from the US for crimes 
which would have taken place when the extradited person was on US soil 
 
We do not record information about the territory where any alleged offences may have been 
committed; however, any alleged offences for which a request for extradition is made would 
have to come within the UK’s jurisdiction.  
 
As a person’s nationality has never been a bar to extradition between the UK and the US, the 
nationality of the person whose extradition was sought may not have always been apparent 
or recorded. However, we hold some limited information on nationality of those extradited 
since the Extradition Act 2003 came into force on 1 January 2004. We do not hold 
information on nationality prior to this date. 
 
Information 
 
  From the information available, between January 2004 and 30 March 2012, there have 
been 7 known US citizens extradited from the US to the UK. Of those 7, none have 
been identified as crimes which were committed whilst the person was in the US.  
 
In keeping with the Freedom of Information Act, we assume that all information can be 
released to the public unless it is exempt. In line with normal practice we are also therefore 
releasing the information which you requested via the Home Office website. 
 
I hope that this information meets your requirements. I would like to assure you that we 
have provided you with all relevant information that the Home Office holds. 
 
 
 

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If you are dissatisfied with this response you may request an independent internal review of 
our handling of your request by submitting a complaint within two months to the address 
below, quoting reference 22026.  If you ask for an internal review, it would be helpful if you 
could say why you are dissatisfied with the response.  
 
Information Access Team 
Home Office 
Ground Floor, Seacole Building 
2 Marsham Street 
London SW1P 4DF 
e-mail: [email address]   
 
As part of any internal review the Department's handling of your information request will be 
reassessed by staff not involved in providing you with this response. If you remain 
dissatisfied after this internal review, you would have a right of complaint to the Information 
Commissioner as established by section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act.  
 
Yours sincerely 
 
 
Amanda Shiels 
Judicial Co-operation Unit 
 
 
 
 

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