Daniel Duggan loses bid to delay US extradition case as judge questions his legal spending

Australian accused of accepting money to illegally train Chinese military pilots sought more time to pursue Legal Aid application

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An Australian pilot fighting extradition to the US has had his last-minute attempt to postpone the proceedings rebuffed by a magistrate who said the former top gun had been “a bit irresponsible” with his money.

Daniel Duggan will face a hearing on 24 May to determine if he is eligible for extradition to the US, where he is wanted on four charges relating to allegations he accepted payments to illegally train Chinese military pilots between 2010 and 2012.

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