Polanski extradition decision in early 2010
GENEVA (AP) - December 16, 2009 -- Swiss authorities say they will decide early next year on whether to extradite director Roman Polanski to the United States.
Justice Ministry spokesman Folco Galli says officials are still studying a U.S. extradition request and an argument by Roman Polanski's lawyers against him being handed over to authorities in Los Angeles for having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl.
Galli said Wednesday that a decision will be made "early next year."
Polanski was released from a Swiss jail on Dec. 4 and is under house arrest at his Alpine chalet in Switzerland.
He was arrested Sept. 26 as he arrived in Zurich to receive an award at a film festival.
The 76-year-old director is seeking a dismissal in Los Angeles of the sex misconduct charges against him.
(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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