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    A retired businessman extradited to the US on charges of selling weapons parts to Iran is to change his plea to guilty after reaching a deal with prosecutors.

    Even a nut and bold could be classed as a 'weapon component'.
    Plea bargaining makes the US Justice system on the same level dodgy countries that parade people on TV to announce forced confessions. I hope this guy comes back to the UK and takes the UK to the European Court.
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    He did the right thing pleading guilty even if innocent. He will get back home way sooner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    He did the right thing pleading guilty even if innocent. He will get back home way sooner.
    Realy?? only a fool admits being guilty to something he is innocent of surely!!

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    IIRC the NatWest bankers were dragged kicking and screaming across the Atlantic protesting their innocence after failing to get extradition halted - and then immediately changed their plea to guilty once State side
    How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troll View Post
    IIRC the NatWest bankers were dragged kicking and screaming across the Atlantic protesting their innocence after failing to get extradition halted - and then immediately changed their plea to guilty once State side
    so did howard marks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troll View Post
    IIRC the NatWest bankers were dragged kicking and screaming across the Atlantic protesting their innocence after failing to get extradition halted - and then immediately changed their plea to guilty once State side
    Quote Originally Posted by moggy View Post
    so did howard marks
    I see a pattern developing ...
    How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Support Monkey View Post
    Realy?? only a fool admits being guilty to something he is innocent of surely!!
    No. It happened to a relative. She wanted to plea guilty and get it over with. I advised her not to plea guilty to shop lifting in a case where she could not find the receipt. Magistrates found her guilty. It went to appeal by which time the receipt was found. A brilliant firm of solicitors that had an ex-police private detective working for them gathered evidence and proved in court that the store detective and police were lying. The case was quashed after 15 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Support Monkey View Post
    Realy?? only a fool admits being guilty to something he is innocent of surely!!
    That's the problem with plea bargains. If you were offered 1 year if you plead guilty to something you didn't do, but faced 25 years if convicted in court, what would you do?
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