RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A lawyer for a former New Jersey resident convicted in an $11.2 million defense fraud case says the conviction should be reversed because the government violated an extradition treaty with Mexico.
A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond heard arguments in the case of Roger Charles Day Jr. on Friday. The court usually takes several weeks or months to rule.
Day is serving 105 years in prison for selling bogus or defective parts to the U.S. military. He lived in Long Valley, N.J., before fleeing to Mexico after his 2008 indictment.
Day's attorney told the appeals court that Mexican authorities were not properly informed of certain details about the charges before Day was extradited. A Justice Department lawyer denied any treaty violation.
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