Swiss Official: Polanski Decision Expected Soon

"It won't be long," said a government spokesperson.

Sunday, Jul 4, 2010  |  Updated 6:01 AM PDT
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Swiss Official: Polanski Decision Expected Soon

"It won't be long," said a government spokesperson about whether the director will be extradited to the U.S. concerning a 1977 sex case.

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Swiss officials say they will decide soon whether to extradite Roman Polanski to the U.S. to face prosecution in a 1977 sex case.

Justice Ministry spokesman Folco Galli says "It won't be long" before a decision on the extradition request. He declined to be more specific.

The 76-year-old director fled the U.S. on Feb. 1, 1978, the day he was to be formally sentenced for having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

He was arrested on Sept. 26 as he came to receive a lifetime achievement award at a Zurich film festival. He has been under house arrest at his chalet in the resort of Gstaad since December, when he was released on $4.5 million (euro3.59 million) bail.

Polanski would be allowed to appeal extradition.

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