Mark Seawell still fighting extradition

vlcsnap-2013-05-21-20h20m35s21There were no hearings in court, but the next phase of the extradition fight by 44 year old Mark Seawell will not be long in coming. On June 4, attorneys for both sides will convene with Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin to determine the next steps in the case following a procedural hearing in chambers today. Seawell is wanted in the U.S. state of Ohio on 27 counts of drug trafficking, money laundering and conspiracy and was formally ordered extradited by Chief Magistrate Margaret McKenzie in October of 2011 after 4 years on remand. He is now seeking a writ of habeas corpus to argue why he should not be extradited. Brother Duane Seawell is serving a 17-year prison sentence after pleading guilty in 2007 to money laundering and cocaine trafficking charges, while Gary Seawell, picked up in 2010 after being on the run for some time, also faces extradition to the U.S.

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