Do you even remember this guy? Well, he has been in jail for almost 15 years. It is time to let him out and some other folks kinda want to talk to him like France and Panama. It seems that they would like to put him in jail for a little while also.
I can say this that Manuel really ticked someone off. He was clearly someone that the US supported then something happened with Reagan. We went in and killed all of his henchmen and took him to Miami. The next thing that he knows he is sitting in a prison looking at 15 years.
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega wants U.S. officials to send him back to his home country when he finishes his drug trafficking and racketeering sentence next month, but American prosecutors are pushing for him to be extradited to France to face another trial.
Senior U.S. District Judge William Hoeveler, the same jurist who presided over his original trial, will decide whether the U.S. extradition attempt is valid.
He said Monday that he will make his decision by August 24. A magistrate judge will separately decide whether Noriega should actually be sent to France.
Noriega, 72, is set to be released on September 9 after 15 years in prison in Miami. He wants to fly immediately to Panama to fight a conviction in the slayings of two political opponents, his lawyers have said. (more…)