Roman Polanski pitchforkers will be heartened to learn that the likelihood of the 76 year-old director being flown back to Los Angeles for prosecution and probable jail time is now fairly high. The California 2nd District Court of Appeal has rejected the director’s 3.18 petition for an inquiry into alleged prosecutorial misconduct during his 1977 trial for unlawful sex with a minor, and now the final extradition decision is in the hands of Swiss authorities.

Dominic Patten‘s 4.23 Wrap report notes that “based on comments from the Swiss Foreign Ministry in March that such judgments are usually made within a year of the individual’s arrest, [a decision on Polanski’s extradition] may be made by September.”