Second update, July 13 - Curiouser and curiouser. A potential witness in the NatWest 3 trial has been found dead, apparently a suicide. The senior bank executive in Britain recently had been questioned by the FBI. Read the sad story here.
Update July 13, 8:43 a.m. GMT - The NatWest 3 have been handed over to US marshals at Gatwick Airport. Their flight to Houston is expected within the hour. On Wednesday British MPS protested the extradition, adjourning a House of Commons session after a three-hour emergency debate.
Cahal Milmo has an excellent article in London's The Independent about the harsh treatment the NatWest 3 can expect in the United States. On Thursday, the bankers will board a plane in London. US Marshals will accompany them on the long flight to Houston, Texas.