Firtash was detained in a court hall – journalist

Ukrainian businessman Dmitry Firtash detained in a court hall after the meeting at which the court acknowledged the possible extradition of a businessman in the United States.

The journalist of the edition of TIME notes that Firtash’s lawyers confirmed the arrest.

#Firtash has just been detained in the courthouse by Austrian police. Lawyers confirm he is now in custody.

— Simon Shuster (@shustry) February 21, 2017

Edition Reuters confirmed the information about detention, citing the Prosecutor’s office of Vienna. In a press-service of the oligarch deny this information, writes “Ukrainian truth”.

Firtash said that he would continue to fight against a court decision which permitted his extradition. Recall that the US accuses Firtash that he with the help of bribes for a total amount of 18.5 million dollars wanted to get permission to mine titanium in India. Us investigators had found more than a hundred offshore companies. For all Firtash faces 50 years in prison and confiscation of all assets.

If the Minister of justice, which now depends on the final decision on extradition will block it against the businessman is another case. A warrant for the arrest of Firtash gave Spain. There he is suspected of money laundering and participation in an organized criminal group.