UPDATE 2-UK trader accused of "flash crash" role opposes extradition to U.S.

April 22, 2015 11:29 AM

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LONDON, April 22 (Reuters) - A British futures trader accused by U.S. authorities of an illegal role in the Wall Street "flash crash" that briefly wiped out nearly $1 trillion in market value five years ago, told a London court on Wednesday he opposed being extradited to the United States.

The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it had criminally charged Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, of west London, with wire fraud, commodities fraud and manipulation. He is wanted for trial in Illinois.

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