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LA judge wants Harry Burkhart's mother extradited

Dorothee Burkhart

May 24, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled the mother of a serial arson suspect should be extradited to her native Germany to face fraud charges.

The judge says Dorothee Burkhart should be returned to Germany for trial. But, the U.S. Attorney's office says the judge's ruling does not mean Burkhart will go any time soon.

Burkhart's son, Harry Burkhart, is charged with 100 arson-related counts in a series of fires in Hollywood, West Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley over last New Year's weekend.