Famous extradition cases from around the world

Roman Polanski: The French-Polish filmmaker fled the US after pleading guilty to unlawful intercourse with a minor in 1977.

Roman Polanski: Polanski has since been a fugitive from the US criminal justice system.

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman: The Mexican drug lord escaped prison twice, but on January 8, 2016.

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman: The former leader of the Sinaloa cartel was extradited on January 19, 2017.

Edward Snowden: The former National Security Agency (NSA) employee and contractor leaked classified documents.

Edward Snowden: The leak raised a huge wave of concern about individual privacy and national security.

Julian Assange: Julian Assange is the founder of WikiLeaks, a website where classified information was disclosed to the public.

Julian Assange: In April 2019, Ecuador revoked the whistleblower's asylum and he was arrested.

Sam Bankman-Fried: Following the collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX.

Sam Bankman-Fried: SBF (as he's known as) was extradited to the US and faced charges on eight counts.

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