20 Sep 2011

Fiji to extradite Nevada fraud suspect

7:09 pm on 20 September 2011

The Suva High Court has ruled that a former Fiji citizen can be extradited to the United States after he allegedly defrauded the state of Nevada of nine million US dollars.

The Fijivillage website reports that Aneal Maharaj escaped from the United States to Fiji earlier this year.

The judge ruled that as far as the extradition proceeding is concerned, there is no evidence of abuse of process by the authorities in Fiji or the United States.

Mr Maharaj's lawyer had filed an application for stay.