Lawyers for Roman Polanski tried again to close the criminal case against the Director

Roman Polanski

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NEW YORK, February 17. /Offset. TASS Kirill Volkov/. Lawyers for Director Roman Polanski has taken a new attempt to achieve closure of the criminal case initiated against him on charges of statutory rape. This was stated by one of the defenders of filmmaker garland brown.

According to the lawyer, he filed a petition in the court of Los Angeles (California) with a request to declassify the testimony of the Prosecutor who conducted the case Polanski. As pointed out by brown, the document contains evidence that the Director has signed a plea deal, agreeing to plead guilty and be held in prison for 48 days. The filmmaker spent 42 days, after which he was released, however, the judge subsequently in violation of the deal said the Prosecutor’s office about the need to sentence Polanski to 50 years in prison. The latter then fled to Europe .

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Earlier, the court in Switzerland refused to extradite Polanski to the United States after he was detained at the request of the American authorities, having spent almost 10 months under house arrest. Then in the results the Director refused and the court in Poland, which ruled that Polanski has already served the prescribed period specified in the transaction with the justice system of the United States. Brown is trying to get to court in Los Angeles took note of the verdicts and relieved the Director from additional punishment, which may be several tens of years.

“Given by the courts in Switzerland and Poland decisions now legally confirmed by the fact that Roman (Polanski) shall not serve for more punishment, – is spoken in the message of the lawyer, which read TASS. Thus, if the Prosecutor’s office of the County Los Angeles and the court recognized these decisions as they should, then he (Polanski) will be able to return to Los Angeles to finally settle the case without fear that it could be put in jail.”

As noted by brown, 83-year-old Polanski wants to stop living in exile and wishes to move freely within the United States and Europe. He also would like to visit in California the grave of his wife, who died in 1969 at the hands of serial killer Charles Manson and meet with her daughter, who lives in London, what not to do in the present circumstances.

Polanski in 1977, when a court in Los Angeles in absentia found him guilty of molesting a minor, is in the lists of persons wanted by Interpol. In September 2009, the filmmaker, who has French and Polish citizenship, was arrested in Zurich at the request of U.S. authorities. A few months later, the Director was released on bail of $4.5 million, and a year later, the Swiss justice Ministry decided to deny the American side of the Polanski extradition, and finally release it. In January 2015, the United States sent to Poland extradition request of the Director, however, the district court in Krakow has also refused.

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