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Trial of ex-judge Ilia postponed again

A London court decided on Friday to postponed for a second time the hearing of the fugitive ex-judge Antonia Ilia, whose extradition Greek authorities are seeking.

The trial was put off until July 4 following a request by Ilia?s lawyer for additional time to prepare her client?s defense.

Ilia was found guilty last year of being part of a trial-fixing ring and sentenced to almost seven years in prison.

Ilia is to watch the trial proceedings by live video link from the prison where she is being held as her presence is not deemed necessary in court.

Earlier this month, the suspect denied that she is Ilia despite the fact that tests on her fingerprints have confirmed her identity.