FBI-wanted cybercriminal detained in Kyiv extradited to U.S. under fast-track procedure

13:07, 21 November 2019
Kyiv
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npu.gov.ua

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"The Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office has decided to extradite the person to the United States under a simplified procedure and today he has actually been transferred to that country's authorities. This example of cooperation is unique, since this is the first fast-track extradition from Ukraine to the United States," according to the PGO's press service.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the man is suspected of embezzlement of US$6 million from U.S. financial institutions' accounts, stealing personal data, and money laundering. He was detained in a Kyiv-based hotel where he was staying. Realizing it is impossible to escape extradition to the United States, the suspect agreed to the simplified procedure.

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