The court approved the arrest of Firtash
The Vienna court dismissed Spain’s arrest of Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash’s extradition request. This was said in the Austrian Prosecutor’s office, according to TSN.
Despite this, Firtash remains in custody in connection with the extradition to the United States – the decision on arrest, the court will tomorrow, February 24.
What it means for the extradition of Ukraine’s Firtash
On Tuesday 22 February, the Higher regional court of Vienna was allowed to pass Firtash to the United States. The defense has said that he will appeal this decision to the Supreme court of Austria and the European court of human rights.
We will remind, on February 21, the Austrian court has allowed the extradition of Firtash to the U.S., which sought the extradition of the businessman for three years. States accused 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. The decision of extradition was at the present time depends on the Minister of justice of Austria – he can authorize or not authorize the check-out.
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.