Saad Lamjarred could be extradited to the US from Paris: Brooklyn District Attorney

Published November 29th, 2016 - 08:57 GMT
Things are still not looking up for Saad. (File photo)
Things are still not looking up for Saad. (File photo)

Media sources reported on Monday that Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred could be extradited to the USA, where he "was" wanted for raping a Brooklyn woman. 

A spokeswoman for the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office has confirmed that they're considering extraditing Lamjarred from Paris, where he has been behind bars since late October, when 20-year-old French woman, Laura Prioul, reportedly accused him of sexually assaulting her in his hotel room, officials said.

The 31-year-old singer fled the US in 2010 after allegedly sexually assaulting the unidentified woman. 

However, last week the alleged victim's lawyer, Rifat Harb, said that his client has settled a civil suit against Lamjarred in June for an undisclosed amount, adding that she will in no way “obstruct justice” if called to testify against him.

“She wants to move on with her life,” Harb said. “She just wants to move past this.”

It's still not clear when the singer will go to court, but his three lawyers, Eric Dupont Moretti, Brahim Rachidi, and Jean Marc Fedida have moved his case from the Court of Appeal to the higher Court of Cassation.


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