Posts Tagged ‘extradition’

Cancer prompts 91-year-old to admit killing woman in 1946

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

A 91-year-old man diagnosed with cancer has confessed to killing a woman nearly 70 years ago. The elderly man, living in a care home in Canada, told police he had shot a prostitute called Margaret Cook, aged 26, in Carnaby Street in London in 1946, after a dispute about money. It is believed the man Read more

Retired US priest conned out of life savings in scam

Friday, September 19th, 2014

A retired priest in California who was scammed out of his life savings wants the con-artist responsible to pay the money back or go to jail. Fr Michael Ortiz got a cheque in the mail for $1.6 million, and responded to a form he also received to enter a sweepstake. The retired priest had planned Read more

Former brother drops judicial review against NZ Justice Minister

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Former St John of God Brother and convicted abuser Bernard McGrath has dropped a judicial review bid against Justice Minister Judith Collins. Australian authorities are trying to extradite McGrath from New Zealand to face 252 child sex charges. He is currently on bail. A Christchurch District Court judge put the final extradition decision in Ms Read more

New Vatican criminal code will apply worldwide

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Pope Francis has revamped the Vatican criminal code, extending it to apply to employees of the Holy See anywhere in the world. The revised code includes provisions covering the theft and publication of confidential documents and money-laundering, and provides for the freezing of financial assets. It also strengthens provisions against child abuse, specifying that Vatican Read more

Former Brother convicted of sex abuse in NZ being sought by NSW police

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Bernard McGrath, a former religious brother, who served two years in a New Zealand prison for sex abuse committed in Christchurch is now being sought by New South Wales police after being charged with 252 offences in a Newcastle court on June 27. New South Wales police were to extradite McGrath to Australia from Christchurch Read more