2008_07_miladin.jpgThe U.S. Embassy in Serbia issued a statement saying officials had met with the parents of Miladin Kovacevic, the Serbian national charged with beating a Brooklyn man in upstate NY. Per the AP, the statement read, "The United States has not formally requested extradition at this time. We sincerely believe that it is in the best interests of Mr. Kovacevic to return voluntarily to the U.S., rather than to remain a fugitive. The meeting was constructive and the Kovacevic family and counsel were receptive to the points raised in the discussion." To reporters, Kovacevic's parents denied their son was involved in the attack and said he was "depressed."