Outside view of film director Roman Polanski's chalet named 'Milky Way' in Gstaad, Switzerland, Friday, April 23, 2010, where Polanski has been under house arrest for months. A California appeals court on Thursday rejected Polanski's bid to have his case reviewed by a special counsel or to be sentenced in absentia. With his latest appeal rejected, Roman Polanski's fate once again lies in the hands of Swiss authorities. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)AP – Roman Polanski’s loss of a crucial California court decision sets up his return to the United States more than three decades after he fled a statutory rape charge, Swiss legal experts said Friday.