Ricardo Asch had been held for extradition to the U.S. on charges stemming from clinic practices 16 years ago. U.S. prosecutors had not been told of his release. His whereabouts could not be determined.
Federal prosecutors were surprised to learn this week that Dr. Ricardo Asch, who was being held in Mexico City for extradition to the United States on charges stemming from a fertility clinic scandal that rocked UC Irvine and the world of reproductive medicine 16 years ago, has been freed from custody.
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