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Polanski's Return to L.A.?

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E-mails obtained by the LA Times indicate that director Roman Polanski is likely to be extradited to the U.S. to face sentencing in his thirty-year-old child sex case. “While the Swiss officials cannot speak for the judge, the extradition will likely be ordered based upon the facts submitted in our papers,” read an e-mail between two employees in the district attorney's office from two weeks ago. That package may have also included information about judicial misconduct, as alleged by Polanski ad his lawyers and requested by Swiss officials.

Polanski was arrested on September 26th as he stepped off a plane in Zurich. He was attending a film festival, but he did not know U.S. offiicals were aware and had submitted a provisional arrest request four days prior.