About the Author

David BerminghamHaving studied law at Bristol University, David Bermingham spent five years as an officer in the Royal Artillery before becoming a banker in 1989.  An otherwise successful career in the City came to an abrupt end in 2002 when he and two colleagues were accused by the US Government of stealing $7 million from their employer, NatWest, in a deal involving the bankrupt US energy giant Enron.  That episode, which is the subject of A Price to Pay, would culminate in extradition to Texas, and ultimately a spell in ten different prisons on two continents before his eventual release from custody in early 2010. 

Since then, David has been an ardent campaigner for change to the UK’s extradition laws, and has given evidence to two separate Parliamentary Committees on the subject.  He continues to give help and guidance to others going through the same nightmare of extradition that he and his two colleagues did, and advice on the best way to limit the damage after extradition, including in repatriation from overseas prisons. 

David has frequently appeared on TV and radio, and in the print media.  He lives in Oxfordshire with his wife and three children.


DB gives evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights 15 Feb 2011

DB gives evidence to the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee 10 Jan 2012

On the Ropes Interview with John Humphrys 22 Mar 2011


David Bermingham outside the Houses of Parliament The NatWest Three