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  1. #1 Polanski set for extradition after Obama rejects plea from Sarkozy that he be spared 
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    By Peter Allen

    Disgraced Roman Polanski is set to be extradited to the U.S. under armed guard after a bid to halt the process was rejected. It follows French head of state Nicolas Sarkozy hand-delivering a personal letter to Barack Obama from the film director asking to be spared jail – a move which apparently failed because the American President refused even to read the note.

    Lawyers for 76-year-old Polanski applied to have his child sex case heard in absentia, meaning he could remain under house arrest in Switzerland. Meanwhile, in Switzerland: Roman Polanski with friends while on house arrest .But a California appeals court rejected the bid outright yesterday, paving the way for the extradition process to continue.

    If it is successful Polanski is likely to fly to America as a captured fugitive with federal agents in September, said a Swiss judicial source. Polanski is wanted on child sex charges after fleeing the U.S. 32 years ago following the rape of a 13-year-old girl.
    He was arrested in Switzerland last September as he travelled to a film festival and is fighting extradition while under house arrest in his luxury chalet in the ski resort of Gstaad.

    His latest appeal includes a sworn statement by his victim, Samantha Geimer, saying that the 1977 charge should be dropped. But the California 2nd District Court of Appeal dismissed Polanski’s application without issuing an opinion. Presidents Nicolas Sarkozy and Barack Obama in Washington earlier this month

    They also rejected the petition by Miss Geimer, who is now a mother of three living in Hawaii. Allowing prosecution witnesses to end cases by simply forgiving a criminal would set an unacceptable precedent, the court heard. Swiss Justice Ministry spokesman Folco Galli said Polanski will only be extradited if he receives a sentence longer than six months.

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    I got a feeling he wont step foot on US soil. Some one will help him get away again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    I got a feeling he wont step foot on US soil. Some one will help him get away again.
    Same here. I gotta see it to believe it.
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    At the least he is getting harassed and his life is a nervous mess. Thats better than nothing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    At the least he is getting harassed and his life is a nervous mess. Thats better than nothing!
    Agreed. Wonder how much he paid off his victim to get her to write that letter?
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  7. #7 Say what you will on Obama 
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    But the way he treated Polansky or the Dalai Lama, who is a slaver piece of shit,was inspired.

    Also he might want to do the White House a favor by banning froggy.
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    ....who're you?

    "Slaver"?

    WTF?
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