Agence France-PresseDecember 16, 2013 14:11
Rafik Khalifa, a former magnate from Algeria who once owned an airline and a string of companies, will be extradited to his homeland from Britain by the end of the year, British officials said Monday.
"Mr Khalifa was refused leave to appeal to the Supreme Court on December 3. He will be extradited within 28 days of that date," said a spokeswoman for the Home Office.
Once considered the "golden boy" of Algeria, Khalifa came from obscurity to build an empire including a bank, an airline and television stations, and employed 20,000 people in Algeria and Europe.