Icelander Probably Won't Be Extradited To U.S — The Reykjavik Grapevine

Icelander Probably Won’t Be Extradited To U.S

Published March 20, 2015

Nanna Árnadóttir
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San Bernardino District Attorney's Office

Icelander Alfreð Örn Clausen who is wanted by California police for stealing millions will most likely not be extradited, reports RÚV.

So far the Icelandic government – neither the Ministry of Interior nor the National Police – have been contacted by the authorities in the U.S in connection to the Alfreð Clausen case.

As reported, Alfreð, 41, allegedly committed grand theft by stealing millions from victims who sought loan modifications from their fraudulent law firm.

According to San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office, victims were promised that all changes made to their loans would be handled by a licensed attorney within the Siringoringo Law Firm but the loans were passed off to unlicensed representatives that fraudulently altered the accounts, and collected monthly payments and upfront fees from the victims.

Three other men have been charged with grand theft and money laundering in the case.

Alfreð maintained his innocence and is currently located in Iceland. The charges against him were brought up in California after he had already left the country.

It is not known whether the U.S government will attempt to have him extradited but as it stands there is no special extradition treaty between Iceland and the United States so it is unlikely the government would hand Alfreð over.

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