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Judge Recommends Extradition to Germany For Mother of Hollywood Serial Arsonist

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A judge is recommending that the mother of the accused Hollywood arsonist be sent back to Germany.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Judge Charles F. Eick is recommending extradition for German native Dorothee Burkhardt, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office. Burkhardt is wanted back in Germany for skipping out on the bill for her breast implants and other fraud charges. This doesn't mean she's going to hopping the next plane to Germany necessarily, but we'll let you know what happens.

Burkhardt's attorney wanted her to be able to stay in the states and testify, if necessary, during her son Harry's trial. But the U.S. Attorney's office says that if her testimony is necessary they'll just have her testify via satellite, no biggie. Her attorney said she was also scared that Nazis would be after her when she returned to her home country, but it sounds like the court isn't too worried about that.