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Extradition of Maduro’s Alleged Dealmaker to U.S. Is Approved

Aug. 4, 2020, 6:00 PM

The extradition of Alex Saab, a Colombian businessman linked to Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro, to the U.S. has been approved by a Cape Verde court, his lawyer Baltazar Garzon said in a statement.

The decision to extradite Saab was approved by Cape Verde authorities on July 31 but announced Monday, according to a statement by his lawyers, who described the ruling as “disturbing,” “arbitrary and illegal.” His lawyers said they will appeal within the next 10 days.

Saab, detained since early June, was indicted by a U.S. federal court in Florida on money laundering charges related to bribes allegedly paid ...