Supreme Court rules on contempt of court for breach of restraint order in extradition case

Colin Wells represented the defendant O'Brien who was extradited from the USA in respect of a "boiler-room" fraud. The Supreme Court held that a person extradited for trial on a criminal charge and who prior to his extradition was guilty of contempt by disobeying a court order is liable to punishment for his contempt notwithstanding that it was not the basis for his extradition.

Please click here for the judgment and here for the press release in the case - R v O'Brien [2014] UKSC 23