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U.S. Court Denies Norway’s Extradition Request Of Former Yara International Executive

Judicial Decision

On March 17, 2021, the DOJ filed under seal a complaint pursuant 18 USC 3184¬†captioned “In the Matter of The Extradition of Kendrick Taylor Wallace.” In the complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the DOJ stated that Norway “has submitted a formal request through diplomatic channels for the extradition of Kendrick Taylor Wallace, a U.S. citizen.”

Wallace previously served as the Chief Legal Officer, and was also a member of the corporate management team, of Yara International ASA (Yara) (one of the world’s largest producers of mineral fertilizers) and the complaint references that Wallace was convicted of criminal offenses in Norway for bribery schemes involving “a Libyan government official and an Indian government official in connection with negotiations to establish joint venture agreements concerning fertilizer production with state-controlled companies in Libya and India.”

Recently, the court denied the extradition request and dismissed the DOJ’s complaint. (See 2021 WL 2401906).

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