TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - The case of two boys kidnapped from their grandmother's home by their own father took another turn Monday night.
Late in the afternoon Florida's Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office received information that Joshua Hakken's family arrived in Cuba. Deputies are currently working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which is in contact with the U.S. State Department, to verify the information.
"The reality is we do have an extradition treaty with Cuba but it hasn't really been enforced since 1960," said Arturo Rios, a practicing immigration lawyer and adjunct professor at Stetson University. "In an era where maybe both the United States and Cuba are trying to foster better relations - I wonder if they'll honor that treaty and realize it's something that definitely merits having these children returned to their legal guardian."
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