Christopher Tappin at Heathrow awaiting flight
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Tappin lawyer 'at a loss' over bail refusal

A Briton extradited to the United States over allegations of arms dealing has been denied bail.

Chris Tappin, 65, of Orpington, SE London, was extradited on 24 February after claims that he conspired to sell batteries for use in Iranian missiles.

A spokesman for federal prosecutors said bail was refused because Mr Tappin "posed a flight risk".

Mr Tappin's lawyer, Kent Schaffer, told BBC Radio 5 live's Up All Night he was "at a loss" to understand why that was the case.

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  • 06 Mar 2012
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