Stalemate in Polanksi Extradition Proceedings


This has been quite a weekend for Roman Polanski. Not only has his new film, The Ghost Writer, debuted at the Berlin Film Festival, but the 76-year-old director also learned that extradition proceedings that would send him back to the U.S. are on an indefinite hold. Swiss authorities say they won't make a decision on Polanski's case until California courts rule whether he could be sentenced in absentia. The issues isn't pending in any California court and prosecutors say they're waiting for Swiss courts to make a decision on his extradition. And while each side waits for the other to make the first move, Polanski languishes in his Swiss chalet. [LA Times]