Former Fidentia boss's extradition under way

The National Prosecuting Authority has processed all the legal documents necessary for the extradition of former Fidentia boss Steven Goodwin.

Spokesperson Tlali Tlali said on Friday the matter was now in the hands of the Americans. They would let local authorities know when Goodwin could be extradited.

“It can be within weeks or within months, we do not know as yet.”

The Constitutional Court on Wednesday ruled against a number of people, including Goodwin, who were attempting to prevent their extradition either to or from the United States.

Goodwin was detained by American immigration and customs officials after arriving in Los Angeles from Australia in April last year.

He was thereafter arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, following a request by South African authorities. He was currently being held in custody in the US and was awaiting deportation to South Africa.

Goodwin was facing charges relating to the collapse of Fidentia Asset Management.
A warrant for his arrest was issued on charges of fraud, theft and corruption.—Sapa

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