March 22, 2009

Fighting Ovulation

extradite: to hand over an accused or convicted criminal to the country in which the crime(s) were committed.
Sholam Weiss... proved brilliant at financial fraud. In 1999, while on trial in Florida on charges he defrauded a large insurance company, he took off for Brazil....

[F.B.I. agent Joe Judge] became worried that Mr. Weiss was trying to impregnate a Brazilian; the country’s law bars extradition if a fugitive has a child.

“We were,” he recalls, “fighting not just extradition but ovulation.”

From today's New York Times.
(Weiss was eventually extradited from Austria in 2002.)

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