United States of America on Behalf of the United Kingdom

Stephen A Somerstein

Practice Area:Criminal Defense

Outcome:We do not state outcome. Each case is different. Past performance is no indicator of future results. We do have an excellent record, but believe it is not a reliable measure to select an attorney.

Description:J.D. was a member of the Irish Republican Army in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was accused of taking part in a gun battle between his unit of the I.R.A. and a feared secret plain clothes unit of the occupying British army--The Special Air Services. During the exchange of gunfire an English captain was killed. During the show trial conducted in a special British security court J.D. escaped from a maximum security Belfast prison, but was convicted in absentia. He left Northern Ireland and settled in New York City, where he was ultimately arrested by the F.B.I and the United States Immigration and Nationalization Service. He was held for extradition upon the request of the British Government. The extradition demand was heard by the Hon. John Sprizzo in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.