SAN JOSE, Costa Rica —
Italy only allows extradition to be requested for people who have been sentenced to more than four years in prison.
A 2006 amnesty in Italy shaves three years off all sentences meted out by Italian courts, meaning if Seldon Lady is brought back to Italy, he would face six years in prison.
Associated Press writer Javier Cordoba reported this story in San Jose, Costa Rica, and Deb Riechmann reported from Washington. AP writers Juan Zamorano in Panama City, Colleen Barry in Milan and Michael Weissenstein in Mexico City contributed to this report.