George Hepburne-Scott Achieves Another Excellent Result in US Extradition Case

By: George Hepburne Scott February 13, 2023

George was instructed in the extradition case of USA v SD where a $10M global pharmaceutical fraud was alleged involving Indian distributors selling prescription drugs through the internet to customers in the US. The client was alleged to be a primary conspirator in this global fraud.

Instructed by Bark & Co, the UK team, headed by George, worked very closely with US attorneys at Reed Smith one of whom was a former US Federal prosecutor. Working in lockstep with the US team we achieved an excellent result for the client, on the basis of which he agreed to go to the US by consent with bail being guaranteed by the US Government, with a view to entering pleas to lessor charges and receiving a non-custodial outcome. This was remarkable given that the maximum sentence was originally cited by the lawyers for the US as being 10 years.

George Hepburne-Scott & Magdalena Motyl of Bark & Co have developed a particular expertise in US extradition requests especially those involving global pharmaceutical or crypto fraud allegations.



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