Tuesday, October 3, 2006
The question will now be whether Namibia will extradite Alexander back to the United States. Bloomberg News reports here that the initial charges related to alleged backdating may not be all that is involved in this matter, as a US rep argued that Alexander allegedly "tried to bribe a colleague to take the blame."
This raises some new questions. Can Alexander be extradited premised upon charges related to backdating, or is this not a crime in Namibia and therefore beyond the Dual Criminality Rule (see here)? Would having a charge of bribery be a better basis for permitting the extradition so that the dual criminality rule is not violated?