FORMER investment banker Ewan Launder, wanted by the ICAC over an alleged corruption scandal worth more than $40 million, was extradited from London yesterday - 15 years after he left Hong Kong. Launder, 61, surrendered to officers from Scotland Yard's Organised Crime Group at London's Heathrow Airport on Friday morning and touched down in Hong Kong about 10 am yesterday. He was escorted to ICAC headquarters at Queensway, where he was charged. He is expected to appear in Eastern Magistracy tomorrow morning. The former Wardley Limited chief executive faces 14 corruption charges dating back to offences allegedly committed between 1980 and 1983. A statement issued by the ICAC earlier yesterday said Launder was 'alleged to have accepted bribes in return for showing favours to the Carrian and Eda groups of companies in relation to the affairs or business of Wardley'. Launder was accompanied on the flight by two Scotland Yard detectives, who handed him to Independent Commission Against Corruption investigator Gerry Osborn at Kai Tak. 'The conditions of his bail were that he should surrender either to the court or to an officer of Scotland Yard,' Mr Osborn said. 'He was instructed by Scotland Yard to surrender at the airport, which he did.' His return comes almost two months after a London High Court judge ruled he should not be protected from extradition.