Roman Polanski Accuses L.A. Prosecutors of Misconduct for “Fake” Extradition Request

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Attorneys for Roman Polanski are accusing Los Angeles County prosecutors of misconduct, as part of their continued efforts to have a decades-old sexual assault case against the Oscar-winning director dismissed.

The Los Angeles Times reports Polanski’s legal team filed court papers Monday that allege district attorneys and judges carried out “serious misconduct” in an effort to prosecute the filmmaker and later force him to return to the United States.

The 133-page motion seeks an evidentiary hearing to determine whether an allegedly “false” extradition request sent this year by the Department of Justice to the Polish government requires dismissal of the case against Polanski.

A spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office did not immediately return a call for comment Tuesday morning.

Polanski fled Los Angeles for France in the 1970s.

(Copyright 2014, KRON 4 and the Associated Press, All rights reserved.)

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