Extradition on ice due to fever

A Paris court delayed yesterday a decision on extraditing former judge Constantina Bourboulia to Greece as she failed to appear in court but Greek authorities are likely to have details of her Swiss bank accounts within 10 days. Sources said that Bourboulia presented to the French court a health certificate showing that she had a fever and was unable to attend the hearing. Bourboulia, arrested in Paris last month, is wanted in Greece for connections to an alleged trial-fixing ring and stock market manipulation. The court set a new date for February 22 in the latest delay in Greece’s attempts to bring the suspect back to Athens. Some progress was made in Lausanne yesterday when a court ruled that Bourboulia’s Swiss bank accounts can be opened. The court rejected her request to block the opening of the accounts, saying that her claims were groundless.

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