Bahamian Attorney Faces U.S. Extradition

Extradition efforts are under way for a Bahamian lawyer charged in the money-laundering conspiracy case that sent former Broward County Commissioner Josephus Eggelletion to prison. The Southern District of Florida has issued an arrest warrant for Bahamian attorney, Sidney Cambridge.

More than a year after criminal charges were filed against Eggelletion and three co-defendants, federal prosecutors have filed paperwork to try to extradite Cambridge, a Nassau-based lawyer and former treasurer of the Progressive Liberal Party in the Bahamas.

The four men were charged with taking part in a conspiracy to launder $900,000 from the U.S. through the Bahamas and then via St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The plot was actually an undercover FBI operation that used agents posing as money managers who claimed they were trying to hide profits from an illegal Ponzi scheme.

Eggelletion pled guilty in December to conspiring to launder money and filing a false tax return. He is currently serving 2 1/2 years in prison.

Cambridge is the only remaining individual yet to face prosecution. Due to the close proximity of the Bahamas to Florida, Cambridge may try to avoid extradition altogether by agreeing to cooperate with the U.S. government.

Douglas McNabb and other members of the firm practice and write extensively on matters involving Federal Criminal Defense, Interpol Litigation, International Extradition and OFAC Litigation.

The author of this blog is Douglas McNabb. Please feel free to contact him directly at mcnabb@mcnabbassociates.com or at one of the offices listed above.

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