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Couple face US extradition order

A retired British couple have been ordered to hand themselves in to police ahead of being sent to the United States to face fraud charges.

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Northampton couple ordered to hand themselves in to police ahead of extradition

Paul and Sandra Dunham. Credit: PA

A retired British couple have been ordered to hand themselves in to police ahead of being sent to the United States to face fraud charges.

Paul and Sandra Dunham lost a High Court battle last month to block their extradition to Maryland after a request by the Department of Justice sought their extradition over what the couple claim is an "employment-related dispute".

Mr Dunham, 58, who was chief executive and president of Pace, a US company manufacturing soldering irons for the electronics industry, was indicted on 13 counts of fraud and money-laundering by a grand jury in Greenbelt, Maryland, in December 2011.

Mrs Dunham, also 58, is accused of eight counts of fraud for allegedly aiding and abetting him.

A statement released on behalf of the couple said today:

"Paul and Sandra Dunham have been told by the Met Police's extradition unit to report to Belgravia police station at 10am this Thursday, May 15, for onward transportation by the police to Heathrow where they will be handed over to US marshals and extradited to the US."

The couple "vehemently reject" allegations relating to expenses claims while working in the US.

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