In the Media

Grand Juries ?would indict a cheeseburger?

PUBLISHED April 27, 2012

People ask me, ?Is Chris Tappin guilty?? The answer is that, having interviewed him three times, I still have no idea. But that is not the point. The issue is that the 2003 Anglo-American extradition treaty denies him his most fundamental legal rights. The treaty gave him no chance to challenge the case in a British court, and British judges no right to rule that he should be tried in his own country. He was extradited on the basis of an indictment delivered in 2007 by a Texas Grand Jury that he did not even know was sitting. ?They would indict a cheeseburger if you asked them to,? Dan Cogdell, his lawyer, said of Grand Juries.