Polanski Extradition Might Take Some Time

Put another log on the fire

By Jonathan Lloyd
|  Thursday, Dec 17, 2009  |  Updated 5:35 AM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Top Entertainment Photos

ASSOCIATED PRESS

The chalet is seen of film director Roman Polanski in Gstaad, Switzerland, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2009. Justice Ministry said on Monday, Polanski was expected to transfer the full bail in the next couple of days and will be in jail until at least Friday. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

advertisement
Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

And now, he waits.

It won't be until next year when director Roman Polanski learns whether will be extradited to the United States. Until then, he'll remain in a Swiss chalet under house arrest.

Justice Ministry spokesman Folco Galli says officials are still studying a U.S. extradition request. They're also considering an argument by Polanski's lawyers against him being handed over to authorities in Los Angeles.

Polanski was released from a Swiss jail on Dec. 4 and escorted to the Alpine chalet. He was arrested Sept. 26 as he arrived in Zurich to receive an award at a film festival.

The 76-year-old director is seeking a dismissal in Los Angeles of the sex misconduct charges against him.
 

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out