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Convicted ex-judge to appear in London court

Fugitive former judge Antonia Ilia is due to appear in a London court on Monday as part of Greece?s attempt to extradite her.

Ilia was found guilty last year of being part of a trial-fixing ring. In her absence, she was sentenced to almost seven years in prison.

She has been on the run since being charged with working with corrupt lawyers to fix the outcomes of trials but was arrested in Brighton, south of London, last Thursday.

She had been teaching French at a local college and insisted that she was not Antonia Ilia but a French citizen. However, police searched her apartment and found her passport and ID, which confirmed that she was the fugitive judge.