Vienna court grants request to extradite Firtash to United States

Vienna court grants request to extradite Firtash to United States

The Higher Regional Court of Vienna on Tuesday, February 21, issued a final decision on extradition of Ukrainian billionaire Dmytro Firtash to the United States - to grant extradition.

"The Court considers extradition and criminal prosecution acceptable," the judge said, promising to give written reasons for this decision, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

Thus, the complaint of the prosecutor's office that represents the U.S. interests has been satisfied.

As a reminder, Dmytro Firtash was arrested in March 2014 by Austrian authorities in Vienna on a provisional arrest request based on charges filed in the Northern District of Illinois, USA.


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