Britain extradites former Greek judge facing 13 years for corruption


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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