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 in the case - R v O'Brien [2014] UKSC 23


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