Date set for BCCI extradition hearing

Date set for BCCI extradition hearing

A provisional date of 15 and 16 February 1996 has been set for the hearing of the US extradition request for the former treasury head of the collapsed Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI). Syed Ziauddin Ali Akbar was sentenced to six years in prison in 1993 in the UK for his part in the misuse of more than $1.2bn. He appeared in court to hear the date being set and will appear again on January 9 for a further preliminary hearing. Bail was not granted.

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