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New York case against Lamjarred dismissed

The New York case against Saad Lamjarred officially dismissed on Friday

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The New York case against Saad Lamjarred officially dismissed on Friday.

“Saad's case in the US was officially dismissed today. He now will have a very strong argument to ask for bail in the matter pending in France,” Lawyer Rifat Harb, told Al Arabiya English.

“The prosecutor, Alana Tierney has told Supreme Court Judge Michael Gary that her office cannot proceed with the case without the cooperation of my client. The case in New York is over and extradition of Saad to the US is no longer going to happen so the French court has no more official hold to deny his release. His next court in Paris is December 28, 2016,” he added.

In November, a Brooklyn woman who claimed that Lamjarred allegedly beat and sexually assaulted her during a tourist trip to New York in 2010 has dropped charges, according to a lawyer.

Lamjarred is facing trial in France for sexual assault after a 20-year-old French woman identified as Laura and works in the fashion industry accused him of rape late in October.