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California Authorizes Randall Saito’s Extradition to Hawai`i

Photo: San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office.

Randall T. Saito was served on Friday in San Joaquin Superior Court with a Governor’s Warrant, issued by the State of California, authorizing Mr. Saito’s extradition back to Hawaii, Attorney General Doug Chin announced.

San Joaquin County Judge Michael Mulvihill set a status conference for January 5, 2018 to track arrangements for the physical transfer of Saito back to Hawaii.

The Hawai`i Department of the Attorney General has made arrangements with the United States Marshal’s Service to have Saito returned to Hawaii on a non-commercial flight. In Hawaii, Saito will face felony escape charges for leaving the Hawaii State Hospital on November 12, 2017.

Separate administrative and criminal investigations of the circumstances related to the November 12, 2017, incident involving Saito are ongoing.

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