The media learned about the request of Russia to Monaco to extradite the former co-owner of Vneshprombank


The Prosecutor General’s office of Russia sent Monaco a query that requests the extradition of the former solodanceparty George Begimova. About it writes “Kommersant” citing its sources.

According to the newspaper, the document was sent to the Directorate of legal services of the Principality of Monaco. It describes crimes in which the suspect Bidjamov, and stresses that he will be prosecuted only for those items that are mentioned in the query. In addition, the Prosecutor’s office, according to the newspaper, Monaco promised that in respect of Begimova will comply with the provisions of the European Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms of man, he will not apply violence, he will be entitled to protection. In Russia, Beglov will be kept in jail, the conditions which meet international standards, stated in the request.

Lawyer Begimova Sergey Belchic told “Kommersant” that he knew nothing about the prosecution’s request. “George Bidjamov believes his prosecution was politically motivated, and therefore hoped that extradition to Russia will be denied”, he added. According to him, he did not know, asked whether the former co-owner of Vneshprombank asylum in Monaco or other countries.

The request of the Prosecutor General will consider the court of appeal of Monaco. However, the final decision on this issue will be taken by the Prince albert II of Monaco, who, according to the newspaper, is familiar Begimova.

Begimova detained on 21 April, information about this was confirmed by Russian prosecutors. In Russia he was arrested in absentia on charges of involvement in fraudulent transactions and declared in the international search. Law enforcement agencies are unable to arrest Begimova, because he did not know where he is. That it’s located in Monaco, the New York Times told the waiter at the wine bar Wine Palace in Monte Carlo, which, according to the NYT, belongs Begimova.

The license of Vneshprombank was withdrawn at the end of January. The Central Bank has identified credit institutions in large-scale operations, pointing to the withdrawal of assets. The Bank’s liabilities, according to the regulator and the Deposit insurance Agency, 187.4 bn exceeded its assets.