Victory in Sicilian Mafia Case for George Hepburne-Scott
George Hepburne-Scott claims a stunning victory in an Extradition case today, 1st June 2021, at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
In the case of Italy v B.T. the defendant was discharged by a District Judge following a fully contested extradition hearing.
The defendant B.T. had been convicted of mafia offences in Sicily in 2000-2003, for which he had received a sentence of 7 years and 10 months.
B.T. had been discovered living in the United Kingdom in 2020 and arrested on a European Arrest Warrant issued by the Sicilian Court. In the hearing that followed, George led the legal team that fought extradition.
On 1 June 2021, a district judge at Westminster Magistrates’ Court gave judgment in B.T.’s favour on Article 8 and he was discharged and released from custody.
George was instructed by Magdalena Motyl of Bark & Co Solicitors