A Russian flight attendant snared in the investigation of a sophisticated Internet vehicle scheme has been committed for extradition to the U.S.
Marina Talashkova has until March 21 to file an appeal and in fewer than 90 days the justice department will decide whether to order her surrender for extradition.
Talashkova’s lawyer, Tyler Hodgson, said he’s reviewing Justice John McMahon’s decision that refused to stay the extradition because Talashkova’s constitutional rights had been violated. Hodgson is considering appealing the Charter bid.
Hodgson had asserted his client’s detention by Immigration Canada last January “constituted an abuse of process and a violation of Talashkova’s rights.”
“It was an abuse of process for the Canada Border Services Agency to detain Marina for any purpose other than to administer the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act,” Hodgson said.