US fugitive ‘to stay in Portugal’

BBC News

A Lisbon court has denied a US request for the extradition of American fugitive George Wright, his lawyer says.

The extradition was refused on the grounds that Wright is a Portuguese citizen.

The US Justice Department said it was “extremely disappointed” with the decision.

Wright was captured near Lisbon in September after more than 40 years on the run. The FBI tracked him down.

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