A long flight from US justice ended for a fugitive yesterday when he agreed to be extradited to stand trial. Mainland-born US citizen Peter Yeung Ping-shan, whose flight from justice included escaping from his hospital bed after open-heart surgery, signed a deal at Eastern Court ending six years on the run from US prosecution. Yeung's case is the first American request for extradition since the handover. The US government hunt began in 1992, after the New York District Court issued a warrant for his arrest over 183 alleged offences said to have taken place between February 1990 and April 1991 and to involve US$11 million (HK$85.1 million). Yeung, 57, is wanted for alleged conspiracy to defraud the US Government, smuggling clothes into the US and importing clothes labelled with false country-of-origin tags on 91 occasions. The 182 consignments of clothing, said to be from Portugal, Mozambique and Mauritius, were all made in China but Yeung fooled the US Government with false certificates, invoices and bills of lading, magistrate Garry Tallentire heard. Yeung's son, who works and lives in the US, flew to Hong Kong and offered to trade in his own passport to win his father's release on bail while awaiting approval for extradition from the Chief Executive - a process set to take a few weeks. Yeung was still in poor health, his lawyer Michael Gerber said. Just how Yeung escaped from the US remained a mystery, said Wayne Walsh, SC. Yeung next surfaced in Macau in August 1996, when he was arrested and his passport confiscated, the court heard. After being sent to Portugal for heart surgery, he returned to Macau, then escaped form hospital to Hong Kong, where he was arrested on March 30 last year.