Uzbekistan national wanted for grand financial fraud detained in Kyiv airport

16:50, 19 January 2017
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A citizen of Uzbekistan from the international wanted list, allegedly responsible for financial fraud worth more than $1 billion, has been detained in Kyiv, the press service of Kyiv City Prosecutor's Office told UNIAN.

"At the request of the prosecutor of Kyiv regional prosecutor's office No. 9, the Solomianskiy district court applied the extradition arrest against a 33-year-old citizen of Uzbekistan, who is on the international wanted list [on suspicion of] having committed serious crimes in the territory of Uzbekistan," the report says.

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The prosecutor's office said that, according to the Records of the General Secretariat of Interpol, this man was on the international wanted list on suspicion of embezzlement of more than $91 million, concealment of foreign currency in the amount of about $200 million and EUR 271,602, legalization of illegally obtained gain in the amount of CHF 77.4 million and LVL 200,000, as well as forgery.

The law enforcers await the request from the competent authorities of Uzbekistan to extradite the perpetrator.

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