AP Legal Affairs Writer 

APNewsBreak: Lithuanian claims pedophile ring in extradition


April 19, 2018

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Lithuanian judge and parliamentarian jailed in Chicago at her homeland's request fears death if she's extradited because she helped expose a network of influential pedophiles in the country, she told The Associated Press in her first interview since becoming a fugitive.

Unless the Trump administration intervenes, 47-year-old Neringa Venckiene could be sent back home within weeks.

"I never want to go back to Lithuania," she told the AP by phone from jail, adding that she would embrace becoming a U.S. citizen.

The improbable story of how Venckiene, once a rising judi...

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