Summer in France…..

Remember Manuel Noriega? The former Panamanian dictator is back in the
headlines again: The U.S. reportedly extradited the disgraced leader
from his federal prison just outside Miami to France, via an overnight
Air France flight, as he prepares to stand trial there on money
laundering charges. The French claim he laundered around $3 million in
drug proceeds through luxury apartment purchases in Paris and could face
up to 10 years in prison if convicted. Meanwhile, Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton signed a surrender warrant for Noriega after all court
challenges to his extradition were resolved. Noriega was dethroned as
Panama’s leader after a 1989 U.S. military invasion and put on trial for
drug racketeering.

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