February 07, 2018 21:56
Monaco not responding to ex-banker Gudkov extradition request for 2 months - Russian Prosecutor General's Office
MOSCOW. Feb 7 (Interfax) - A request for the extradition of Vladimir Gudkov, former main shareholder in Investtorgbank, accused in Russia of massive embezzlement, was sent to Monaco but there has been no reply yet, the Prosecutor General's Office told Interfax.
"The request for Gudkov's extradition for his criminal prosecution was sent by the Prosecutor General's Office on November 21, 2017 via diplomatic channels to the Directorate of Judicial Services of the Principality of Monaco," the spokesperson said on Wednesday.
The banker is a subject of a criminal inquiry into massive fraud, led by the main investigative directorate of the Moscow central police department.
"To this day there has been no reply to the request," the spokesperson said.
In mid-January the Kommersant newspaper reported that Gudkov had been detained in Monaco. He and his four female accomplices are being accused of stealing over 7 billion rubles from Investtorgbank shortly before its recovery, the newspaper said.
Last summer Gudkov was placed on the international wanted list and arrested in absentia at the investigator's petition by Moscow's Tverskoi district court.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at email@example.com)
August 14, 2018
Number of truce breaches in Idlib rises - Russian military
Five militant drones destroyed near Hmeimim airbase last evening, 16 since early Aug - Russian Defense Ministry
Ukrainian troops attack school, house in Horlivka - Donetsk People's Republic
Two Russians held at Kyiv detention facility ask to be swapped for Ukrainian prisoner in Russia - ombudsman
Bogdanov, Lebanese delegation discuss return of Syrian refugees to homeland
Georgian shepherd accused of murdering U.S. family fit to stand trial
Kadyrov sees no chance of improving relations with U.S., sanctions relief in near future
Justice for Journalists promises help in identifying those responsible for crimes against media workers
Ruble extends gains as int'l capital markets stabilize
Canadian company to deliver LRT-3 sniper rifles to Ukraine
Psycholinguistic analysis of Jewish movement leader's social media posts to take a month
Orenburg mayor held on bribery suspicion
High-level group to meet in Baku in autumn to look into implementation of convention on legal status of Caspian Sea - Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry