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Old 18.07.2010, 21:59
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Re: Roman Polanski spent 9 months under house arrest...

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... doesn't that mean (having been longer than 183 days in Switzerland) he now has to pay Swiss taxes in 2010?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...-festival.html

All owners of holiday homes in Switzerland have to pay taxes in the Cantons in question, regardless whether they were there or not.

As you can see here
http://www.myswitzerland.com/map/ind...en&type=hybrid

he is paying taxes to the Canton of Bern
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Old 18.07.2010, 22:18
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Re: Bye Bye Roman (Update: Polanski will not be extradited)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Polanski

Roman Polanski pleaded guilty to a lesser charge than to avoid being sentencedto many years in jail. After that, he fled making him a fugitive. Once you are a fugitive, there is rarely expiration of the charge.
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Old 18.07.2010, 22:21
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Re: Bye Bye Roman (Update: Polanski will not be extradited)

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I think the title of this thread is one of the most unfortunate ones I've seen.
I'm iff to Gstaad this weekend. There's a trampolining contest.!!! Go figure.
I wonder if you are allowed an image of Polanski to just up and down on.
a good question. I traced "up and down" for a photo of him doing sports. There is a photo showing someone from the back playing tennis, but the most "sportive" thing I got was this here

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Re: Bye Bye Roman (Update: Polanski will not be extradited)

And he gets off yet again.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34675672

Considering he admitted the rape and fled the US before sentencing how does he continue to avoid being extradited?

Is bribery and corruption at FIFA more henious than raping a 13 year old?

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Re: Bye Bye Roman (Update: Polanski will not be extradited)

He is better connected than Assage, Manning and Snowden.
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Re: Bye Bye Roman (Update: Polanski will not be extradited)

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Is bribery and corruption at FIFA more henious than raping a 13 year old?
Both screwed up big time ****ing with Americans.

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Re: Bye Bye Roman (Update: Polanski will not be extradited)

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And he gets off yet again.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34675672

Considering he admitted the rape and fled the US before sentencing how does he continue to avoid being extradited?

Is bribery and corruption at FIFA more henious than raping a 13 year old?
Reading the linked article might have provided some insight:
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Polanski is arrested and charged with a string of offences relating to sex with a 13-year-old girl. These charges are dropped after he pleads guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor in a plea bargain.
"Unlawful sexual intercourse" does not equal "rape". I seem to remember that the plea bargaining covered what the US legal system calls "statutory rape". Which doesn´t qualify as rape over here. Another example of different legal terms: "2nd degree murder" is called manslaughter in other countries. Someone who committed manslaughter is not a murderer.
And the Swiss did not extradite Polanski back in 2010 because the US justice did not /could not respond to their (valid, IMHO) question why their attempt at prosecuting him in 2010 does not violate the ne bis in idem principle (known as double jeopardy in the US) since he served the time under the plea bargain.
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Old 30.10.2015, 20:58
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Re: Bye Bye Roman (Update: Polanski will not be extradited)

The other charges were dropped as part of a plea bargain.

"The film-maker was arrested and charged with a string of offences, eventually admitting to having sex with a minor. The other charges were dropped as part of a plea bargain."

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34679695

He did not serve time under the plea bargain. He was awaiting sentencing although he had been in prison and undergone psych evaluation.

"He spent 42 days undergoing psychiatric evaluation in prison, but was permitted to travel overseas when this was completed.

Polanski's lawyers have said that private conversations with the judge led them to believe that the prison time would serve as his punishment.

However, when it was later suggested that he could return to prison, Polanski decided to flee ahead of sentencing."

That sentence is still outstanding and I'm surprised that the US couldn't make their case for extradition. He is a fugitive from justice and has got away with it for nearly 40 years.
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Re: Bye Bye Roman (Update: Polanski will not be extradited)

My husband has a friend who was in a Polanski film. The friend brought his preteen daughter to to set one day. He said Polanski couldn't keep his eyes off her. The friend wouldn't let any of his kids (all girls) back on the set anymore.
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Re: Bye Bye Roman (Update: Polanski will not be extradited)

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Reading the linked article might have provided some insight:

"Unlawful sexual intercourse" does not equal "rape". I seem to remember that the plea bargaining covered what the US legal system calls "statutory rape". Which doesn´t qualify as rape over here. Another example of different legal terms: "2nd degree murder" is called manslaughter in other countries. Someone who committed manslaughter is not a murderer.
I'm surprised by this stuff.

When I was living in Germany there was a case involving a music teacher who had had affairs with several of his female pupils. Some of them were under age but not all (but even for those that weren't it was professional misconduct and misuse of a position of authority). I can't remember the exact sentence but it was something like being banned from teaching minors for a year and a teeny bit of community service. I was surprised they were so lenient on him.
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