Bu Bye Manuel

Losing his case to block extradition to France, Panamanian dictator and drug dealer Manuel Noriega could be going to France to face charges of money laundering millions of dollars of drug money during his bad boy days.

Noriega, 72, is to be released from a U.S. prison Sept. 9 after serving 15 years for drug trafficking and racketeering. He faces up to 10 more years in prison in France.


Frank Rubino, Noriega’s attorney, claims he has immunity because he is a prisoner of war, which he isn’t, and should be returned to Panama. It is not expected that an appeal would yield a different decision. He has one appeal left before he starts a French diet.

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