A man accused in a bank fraud case who is facing extradition to the United States has been allowed to fly to the U.S. for a medical emergency.
Justin Scott was in the U to have surgery on his liver and kidney and to take care of his family.
He said the trip was a last resort.
“I’ve been getting treatment and medications and everything.
I feel so fortunate and grateful to have this opportunity,” Scott said.
He said the doctors in the hospital said he was ready for an emergency.
“I’m very excited and happy to be here,” he said.
He had a doctor’s note stating that he has a liver infection.
“They say if he stays in the United Kingdom for three days, he should be able to return to the UK.
I’m very happy about that,” Scott told ABC News affiliate WXYZ.
Scott’s family said they didn’t know he was coming.
He has been charged with wire fraud and conspiracy.
He was released from the hospital on Monday and will be allowed to go to the hospital when he returns.
He had to go for a check-up before he could be taken home.
He was flown to New York on Wednesday after authorities decided he was able to stay in the country for a few days.
“The last thing that he needs right now is to be in a hospital, in an isolation unit, where he’s isolated from his family and his friends,” his attorney, Kevin Sullivan, said in a statement.
He is currently staying at the Bellevue Hospital in New York City.