Admissibility of Documentary Evidence in Extradition Hearing
Title 18, United States Code § 3190, controls the admissibility of documentary evidence. This statute provides that upon authentication by the principal diplomatic or consular officer of the United States resident in the foreign country requesting extradition, papers or copies thereof offered into evidence shall be received and admitted as evidence for all purposes of the extradition hearing. To further meet the statutes requirement for admissibility, all documents offered must also be admissible into evidence in the foreign country from which the accused party shall have escaped.
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