Mr Ian Norris, the former Chief Executive of Morgan Crucible appealed against both the decision of an English District Court (that allegations of participation in price fixing constituted an extradition offence) and the Secretary of State’s decision to extradite. On 25 January 2007, the High Court dismissed his appeals. Mr Norris faces extradition to the United States under the Extradition Act 2003, in relation to allegations that he had participated in a cartel of carbon suppliers as well as a number of related offences. The alleged offences pre-date the introduction of the cartel offence in the 2002 Enterprise Act and the issues surround the common law offence of conspiracy to defraud. The High Court held that the UK offence of “conspiracy to defraud” did correspond, for extradition purposes, to the US price-fixing offences under the Sherman Act. Mr Norris may be able to appeal the decision to the House of Lords, before he is extradited to the United States