The man the FBI was looking for (another 72 year old Brit) has now been arrested in Las Vegas after a tip-off (from the UK) - probably as a consequence of the media attention given to the detention of Mr. Bond in the UK. It is believed the the perp is also guilty of identity theft, as he was using the name, dob, and passport number of the real Derek Bond.
Representatives of the FBI have made public statements apologising to Mr. Bond, saying “we got the wrong man” (no s*** Sherlock!).
OK, we have identity theft, mistaken identity, but more importantly
IIRC the appropriate quote would be justice delayed is justice denied
Now, the questions:
What would happen in the US if the FBI arrested someone but did not speak to them for 10 days?
What would happen in the US if the FBI arrested the wrong man?
Is there a process for compensation?
Are there any similar cases?
Was this story covered anywhere in the States? (Mr. Bond has no WMD)
What would happen if the police in a foreign country arrested a US citizen, and then released him with an apology?
If compensation is involved, what could Mr. Bond expect? (He was in the RSA on a wine-tasting holiday, so Napa Valley might not be out of the question - the President of the RSA has already invited him for tea if he returns).