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Byline: Robert Moran and Daniel Rubin
French Premier Lionel Jospin has signed papers to extradite Ira Einhorn, the Philadelphia counterculture guru convicted in absentia for the murder of Holly Maddux, to the United States.
Einhorn has 60 days to appeal the extradition to France's Council of State, the nation's highest legal administrative body, and it may be months or years before the appeal process is exhausted.
Reached by telephone at his home in the village of Champagne-Mouton, Einhorn reacted with surprise Monday to the news that Jospin had signed the extradition papers.
"This is not news that we have," Einhorn said. "We were led to understand that we would be informed" if French officials decided to go ahead with the extradition …