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John Traynor to be extradited to UK

The convicted frauster will be handed over to the British authorities in the coming days.

POLICE IN THE Netherlands have ruled that convicted fraudster John Traynor be extradited to the United Kingdom to finish serving a seven-year jail sentence.

RTÉ reports that Traynor, who has allegedly lived in the Netherlands for the past 14 years, is expected to return to jail in Britain  in the coming days.

The 61-year-old was imprisoned in 1991 for his part in a multi-million scam involving forged trader bonds. In 1992, he was granted compassionate leave to visit his wife and four children in Ireland.

However, he refused to return to jail, and remained in Ireland for four years. He moved to Europe shortly after the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin.

Traynor fought the order to return to the UK. He said that while he was not registered in the Netherlands his son was, and that he had lived in the country for 14 years. However, the court in Amsterdam dismissed his arguments.

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