Mrs Edith Irving - wife of the author of the controversial biography on millionaire recluse Howard Hughes - has become the first person to be arrested in the case.
SV PAN Mrs Irving out of hotel into car
SCU Iriving speaks
GV Reporters outside courthouse
SV Mrs Irving & lawyer arrive at courthouse
TRANSCRIPT: NEWSMAN: "How is your wife holding up ? I understand she's doing a lot more painting this last few....
SEQ. 2: IRVING: Yes - she finally went out and got herself some painting materials and she's started work.
NEWSMAN: She looked a lot happier this morning than she has in the last few days.
IRVING: Sure - when you start work you feel good.
NEWSMAN: Is she holding up pretty well?
IRVING: Yes, I think she is. She's a girl with a lot of guts. And I think she deserves nothing but respect for her behaviour, and ability to stand up to a lot of pressure in the last couple of weeks.
NEWSMAN: How about you?
IRVING: Well, that's not for me to say.
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Background: Mrs Edith Irving - wife of the author of the controversial biography on millionaire recluse Howard Hughes - has become the first person to be arrested in the case.
She appeared at the Federal Court House in New York charged with being fugitive from Switzerland.
Swiss officials seek to have Mrs Irving extradited to face charges there of counterfeiting, forgery and larceny. All the charges arise from Mrs Irving's handling of a cheque for 650-thousand dollars - which Irving was supposed to hand to Hughes as payment for information in the book, which Howard Hughes now claims to be a fraud.
After her appearance in the New york court, Mrs Irving was released on 250-thousand dollars bail. Meanwhile, Mr Irving was approached by newsmen at a hotel in New York.