Skip to comments.'Flub' freed Polanski
Posted on 07/15/2010 9:38:43 AM PDT by kcvl
The Swiss government asked the U.S. Justice Department to release sealed transcripts in the Roman Polanski case just days before a Los Angeles judge was told that the Swiss did not request that information, according to a letter from Swiss officials that points to apparent miscommunication in the case.
The officials said that the denial of access to the information was the key factor in the refusal to extradite the film maker to the U.S., according to the letter to the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland.
A district attorney's spokeswoman said their office was never notified of the Swiss request and did not know that the Justice Department had turned it down
The letter dated Monday was obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday night. It provided a time line of when the request was filed and when it was turned down.
The letter blamed the denial of extradition solidly on the refusal by the Justice Department to show transcripts of testimony by the film director's original prosecutor to Swiss officials.
"Since the additional documents requested were not transmitted in full, extradition of Roman Polanski to the United States of America is thus denied," said the letter.
Justice Department spokeswoman Laura Sweeney said she had no comment on the matter.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
Cover-up or deliberate “flub”?
I wonder how much that fix cost?
Obama's team did this.
The speculation is that they dropped this matter in exchange for getting access to Swiss bank account info.
The Just-Us Dept. - headed by the guy who was instrumental in the pardons of FALN terrorists, Marc Rich and stopped the prosecutions of the New Black Panthers. Yeah, I believe it was a “flub.” /s
It was quid pro quo for the UBS account holder information.
Perhaps the POS Polanski used the same system as the POS Marc Rich;
They have the same lawyer, after all ...
RAPIST OF 13 YEAR OLD WALKS FREE
“Political correctness favoritism towards celebrities who are leftists” caused this! Most other people, worldwide, would be in jail for this!
The Obama Administration is pro-rape.
Does anyone really know what Polanski’s politics are? His films display a pretty good feeling for Original Sin.
Probably unintentional flub. I doubt anyone in the Obama Justice Department is smart enough to dream up and execute this deliberately.
The MSM and “entertainment world” would be attacking him, often, if he is conservative. One’s political ideology is a big deal to, both, the MSM and entertainment world.
You forgot the Jurine Van Der Sloot (sp) case.
That’s a pretty weak justification. Nobody really knows.
That was really creepy. It didn't really even seem to have a message. It just showed creepy people doing creepy things to one another, without really applauding or denigrating anything.
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