Federal prosecutors are seeking to extradite Amer Ahmad, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s former City Hall comptroller, from Pakistan, where Ahmad fled — using a fake passport — after pleading guilty last year to public corruption charges in Ohio.
Ahmad, 39, has admitted in Pakistani court that he forged documents to flea to his parents’ homeland. He remains jailed in the city of Lahore.
It’s unclear whether the extradition papers filed in U.S. District Court in Columbus mean Ahmad will be back here anytime soon. A top official with the Federal Investigation Agency, Pakistan’s version of the FBI, told the Chicago Sun-Times last month that Ahmad could be sentenced to prison in Pakistan for illegally attempting to enter the country.