Dual nationality lawyer to be extradited to US

Last Updated: Monday, July 11, 2011 - 21:28

New Delhi: A lawyer with dual nationality
of the US and Ghana and on the run from American law has been
allowed by a Delhi court to be extradited to the US to stand
trial for allegedly committing a bank fraud.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Amit Bansal
made the recommendation to the union government to extradite
fugitive Dan Boakye Agyeman on an US Embassy request forwarded
to it through the Ministry of External Affairs.

"I hereby recommend to the Union of India the
extradition of the fugitive criminal Dan Boakye Agyeman to the
requesting state i.e. United States of America," the court
said.

Agyeman is accused of bank fraud in a case registered
at California in the USA in May 2005.

In 2000, he had deposited two cheques totalling around
US Dollars 309,000 in his "attorney-client trust account" at a
Bank of America branch but both the cheques were allegedly
counterfeit.

However, during further probe, the Bank of America
found that the first cheque was a valid one, issued by Intel
Corporation but it was altered while the second one was a
counterfeit drawn on an account for Cadillac, a car dealership
in Los Angeles.

Agyeman was arrested on January 21 this year by the
Mumbai police after he was detained by immigration officers at
the Mumbai international airport on basis of a Red Corner
Notice (RCN) issued against him.

PTI



First Published: Monday, July 11, 2011 - 21:28

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