David Drumm Will Be Extradited In The Coming Weeks

DAVID DRUMM WILL BE EXTRADITED IN THE COMING WEEKS

The former Anglo Irish Bank CEO David Drumm has dropped his challenge to extradition.

He will return home to Dublin, from the United States, to fight 33 charges relating to transactions carried out – while he ran the bank – during the 2008 financial crisis.

His lawyers told a Boston court yesterday that he agreed to be extradited to Ireland, ending his four month challenge against removal from the US.

It is understood it may take several weeks to arrange his return to Ireland and co-ordinate his handover with the Irish authorities.

The Irish Times Washington correspondent Simon Carswell was in court in Boston.

“it was pretty straight-forward hearing, lasted about 16 minutes before magistrate judge Donald Cabell in the Moakley Courthouse in Boston’s waterfront” he said.

“We really didn’t get anymore detail as to why he’s done this – he’s just simply told the court that he wants to go home”.

“It’s a question of weeks rather than days” he added.

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