Wade Yates-Taui, accused of being involved in the stabbing death of a bikie associate in Queensland, will soon be escorted under guard from the US.
Mongols bikie Wade Yates-Taui has agreed to be extradited from Los Angeles to Australia to face charges relating to the stabbing death of an associate of a rival gang.
Yates-Taui, 22, was arrested by US Marshals in the Californian mountain resort of Big Bear Lake in April and has been housed at the Metropolitan Detention Centre in downtown Los Angeles since.
A Los Angeles court has been told Yates-Taui has agreed to “expedited extradition” and will remain in the custody of US Marshals until Australian authorities travel to the US to pick him up at an undisclosed date.
Queensland police allege Yates-Taui was involved in the stabbing death of Max Waller, who was found outside a Broadbeach apartment complex on June 23 last year.
Yates-Taui is wanted in Queensland on a manslaughter charge, according to US court documents.
A warrant for his arrest was issued on April 7 by the Coolangatta Magistrates Court at Broadbeach.
US Marshals tracked Yates-Taui and his girlfriend, model Raquel Petit, in the US via their Facebook postings and eventually arrested him at Big Bear.
At his first LA court appearance on April 30 Petit yelled out “I love you” as Yates-Taui was being led out of court.
“I love you too. Don’t talk to anyone,” Yates-Taui replied.