Britain extradites former Greek judge facing 13 years for corruption

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Britain has approved the extradition of former Greek judge Antonia Ilia to Greece who had fled to the UK after she was sentenced unanimously by a five-member criminal Greek appeals court to 13 years for participating in a criminal network operating at courts, and specifically for money laundering.

She fled Greece in 2005 and lived in England, blocking every attempt to extradite her to Greece to face a jail sentence.

Ilia was arrested and jailed in May 2011 by British authorities and released in December 2012 under restrictions and the obligation to wear a tracing bracelet. Among her efforts to avoid extradition, she asked British authorities for political asylum.

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