Year-long wait for Natwest Three trial. By Dan Martin

The former British bankers known as the 'Natwest Three' must wait for another 12 months before they are tried over allegations of fraud linked to collapsed energy firm Enron.

In a preliminary hearing in Houston on Wednesday, a judge said the trial will take place on September 4 2007. He originally set it for February 5 but the date was rejected by the three men's lawyers who said they needed at least 12 months to prepare their case.

The judge also refused demands that he should step down from the case over claims of a conflict of interest.

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jurisdiction...

finegana | | Permalink

For some reason all I can hear is George Michaels "shoot the dog" playing in my head!

Mystified

AnonymousUser | | Permalink

I still don't understand the basis on which the US courts claim jurisdiction. Does anyone know the legal basis on which 3 of Her Majesty's subjects were abducted by aliens, chained and then transported to a foreign land?