International Crime & Extradition Case Studies

International crime and extradition are among the most complex areas of criminal law given the multiple jurisdictions and legal frameworks involved. The Khan Partnership can help navigate and clarify this area of law so clients can make informed decisions.

International Crime & Extradition Case Studies

International crime and extradition are among the most complex areas of criminal law given the multiple jurisdictions and legal frameworks involved. The Khan Partnership can help navigate and clarify this area of law so clients can make informed decisions.

Mr Mohammad Safdar Gohir. Mr Gohir, a UK National, was arrested by the US Secret Service in Las Vegas, Nevada in May 2014. 

He was arrested for allegedly masterminding a sophisticated international Missing Trader Intra Community VAT fraud.  The fraud was sophisticated being run through a global network of fraudulent companies dealing in European Union Allowances (Carbon Credits). Mr Gohir was remanded in custody in Nevada, USA whilst contesting an extradition request made for him from Germany. 

The press reports value the fraud at USD 700 million saying that Deutsche Bank received EUR 136 million from fraudulent VAT reclaims.  Deutsche Bank is under active investigation in Germany. 285,000 pages of prosecution material have so far been disclosed to the defence team.

The Khan Partnership directed and coordinated an international legal team with lawyers in the USA and in Germany.  The global team led by The Khan Partnership challenged the original issuing of an Arrest Warrant in Germany, contested the request for extradition in the District Court in Nevada, and co-ordinated appeals to the Ninth Circuit in California.   

We are responsible for a review of the evidence supplied, drafting submissions, legal research.  Additionally we are responsible for the overall strategy of the case and client management.

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