London – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he and President Biden are “working together” to end a major diplomatic row over whether the U.S.But should face trial in UK. . Sakulas claimed diplomatic immunity shortly after the 19-year-old was killed when his car hit him as he rode his motorcycle near a US military base in England.
Sakulas, 43, admitted to police he caused the crash outside RAF Croton base in Northamptonshire on August 27, 2019. The mother-of-three, whose husband, Jonathan Sakulas, worked in an intelligence capacity at the base, which houses US personnel, weeks after the US insisted she was entitled to diplomatic immunity. Left the country.
Speaking at the G7 in Cornwall, Johnson said the president was “very sympathetic” and “actively engaged” in the issue.
Mr. Biden has been open about losing his first wife, Nelia Hunter, and their one-year-old daughter, Naomi, in a car accident in 1972, and the trauma it caused him and his surviving sons, Hunter and Beau. has arrived
Harry Dunn’s mother, Charlotte Charles, said she “couldn’t be more grateful” that the president is involved.
Former President Donald Trump invited Dunn’s parents to the White House in late 2019 where, unbeknownst to them, Ann Sakulas was waiting in an adjoining room. The family have said they turned down the unexpected offer to visit him, citing that they were not emotionally ready at the time.
That lateras “traumatic” and “a publicity stunt.”
Harry Dunn’s family has campaigned to strip Sakoulas of diplomatic immunity they claimed as the spouse of a US intelligence officer working overseas. They want him to face a British court over the death.
Sakolas, who lives in Virginia, was charged in December 2019 in the United Kingdom with causing death by dangerous driving. The US State Department rejected the extradition request in January 2020, which it later described as “final”.
He faces a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison if convicted. Dunn’s family has also brought a civil suit against the Sakulas in Virginia for unspecified damages.