Where white-collar crime meets terrorism

European legislation meant to combat international terrorism appears to be aiding the fight against international corporate fraud as well. Today, judges confirmed that three British bankers accused of conspiring from overseas with Enron executives will be sent to the US for trial under the UK’s 2003 Extradition Act. The bilateral legislation, introduced after 9/11 along ...

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European legislation meant to combat international terrorism appears to be aiding the fight against international corporate fraud as well. Today, judges confirmed that three British bankers accused of conspiring from overseas with Enron executives will be sent to the US for trial under the UK's 2003 Extradition Act.

European legislation meant to combat international terrorism appears to be aiding the fight against international corporate fraud as well. Today, judges confirmed that three British bankers accused of conspiring from overseas with Enron executives will be sent to the US for trial under the UK’s 2003 Extradition Act.

The bilateral legislation, introduced after 9/11 along with a spate of other security measures, was originally aimed at speeding up the extradition of British terror suspects to the US. The extradition proves, however, that the European and American governments’ expanded post-9/11 authority can be used to crack down not just on global terrorism – but murky corporate networks too. 

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