Criminal Law

US Woman Pleads Guilty to UK Teen’s Death After Claiming Diplomatic Immunity

An American citizen pleaded guilty in a U.K. court Thursday to careless driving in connection to the death of a teenage motorcyclist during a 2019 crash, multiple outlets reported.  

Anne Sacoolas, the wife of an American diplomat, left the U.K. after the incident, claiming diplomatic immunity.  

Diplomatic immunity protects family members of diplomats living in other countries from arrest. Sacoolas’s husband, Jonathan Sacoolas, was an intelligence officer with the U.S. military at the Royal Air Force Croughton base at the time. 

Read the source article at The Hill

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