Four Santa Clarita men facing charges of operating an illegal Internet gambling ring in New York City will be in Los Angeles Superior Court next month for extradition hearings. The men were named in a felony complaint in October in Queens County, NY.
Extradition Hearings First Step In Process
Cyrus Irani of Saugus is alleged to be the bookmaker and the head of the operation. He faces charges in New York State of enterprise corruption, money laundering, promoting gambling and conspiracy, as well as being a fugitive from justice. Three other men from Tesoro del Valle, Saugus and Valencia also face similar charges. A fifth conspirator from Valencia is named in the indictment, but has apparently fled the area. Twelve other suspects from California, Nevada and New York are also named as defendants.
Police in New York City characterized the ring as extensive, saying that its operation netted the defendants more than $30 million. FBI agents, who also participated in the investigation, seized more than $3 million from bank accounts allegedly controlled by Irani.
Extradition hearings are held to decide whether custody of an accused person will be transferred from one jurisdiction to another. Before a judge will grant an extradition request, prosecutors must prove that the defendant being held is without a doubt the wanted individual, and that the extradition request has been properly made.
If you are the subject of extradition hearings in the State of California, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney like Robert Helfend on your side. An experienced criminal defense attorney can make sure your rights are protected, and ensure that the extradition hearings comply with California law. Depending upon the nature of the charges against you, a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney may be able to help you defeat another jurisdiction’s extradition request, or help you address outstanding criminal matters against you in another jurisdiction without the need to leave the state.
If you are facing extradition hearings from the State of California, you need the assistance of a competent criminal defense attorney. Please contact the Los Angeles Law Offices of Robert M. Helfend toll-free at (800) 834-6434 or locally at (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for a consultation. With more than 30 years of criminal defense experience, Robert M. Helfend is a Los Angeles County criminal defense attorney who can help!
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