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Tappin released on bail

[ April 24, 2012   //   ]

Retired British freight forwarder Christopher Tappin, who was extradited to the US over allegations of shipping banned material to Iran, is to be released on bail, ITV reported.

Mr Tappin will be released shortly, his lawyer Kent Schaffer said on 23 April. His family must now pay $50,000 (£31,000) to secure his release on a one million US dollar bond (£620,527).

In a statement released to the Press Association, his wife Elaine Tappin said he had been “unnecessarily locked up” for over eight weeks and abandoned by the UK authorities without having a chance to clear his name. She added: “At least now he can begin to examine the prosecution’s case with his lawyers and prepare to challenge at trial the allegations which he denies.”