Sam LaHood possibly facing extradition to Egypt

By WEEK Producer

April 18, 2012 Updated Apr 18, 2012 at 10:33 PM CDT

The Egyptian Government may be trying to extradite Peorian Sam LaHood from the U.S. and return him to the Middle East to stand trial.

LaHood left Egypt, along with other foreign workers, by paying a "bail" reported to be as much as $5 million. He and the others had been accused of operating non-licensed agencies which promoted democracy in Egypt.

Now, Egyptian officials have asked the International Police Agency "Interpol" to issue so-called "red notices," or arrest warrants, for as many as 10 Americans. Having a "red notice' would mean Sam LaHood could not leave the country, for fear of arrest, and it could be preliminary to filing of extradition papers.

The U.S. Government is warning Egypt not to pursue the requests to Interpol.

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