Thursday, January 28, 2010

Jason Ivler Can't Be Extradited to the U.S.

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said on Wednesday road rage murder suspect Jason Aguilar Ivler cannot yet be extradited to the United States, where he is wanted for his failure to appear in court to face dangerous drugs charges. 

"Our process of extradition is such that a person who has a pending case here in our country cannot be extradited," NBI Spokesman Atty. Ricardo Diaz said. 

Ivler is accused of shooting to death Renato Ebarle Jr., a son of Undersecretary Renato Ebarle Sr. of the Presidential Management Staff in Malacanang, during a traffic altercation in Quezon City last November 18. 

"If he is convicted, he should first serve his sentence here and undergo the process before he is turned over to U.S. authorities," Diaz said. 

"Before we turn over a person, who is a subject of an extradition request of another country, whether he is a citizen or not of other country, he should first secure a clearance from the Philippines," he stressed. 

Ivler, a son of Marlene Aguilar-Pollard, is also facing criminal charges for direct assault, frustrated murder and attempted murder for resisting arrest and shooting it out with NBI agents while he was being arrested last January 18 in his residence in Blue Ridge, Quezon City. 

Two agents of the NBI were wounded during the shootout. 

The road rage suspect is a member of the United States Marines Corps and had served in Iraq. (PNA)

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