Monaco refused Russia’s extradition to Russia


The Monegasque authorities refused the Prosecutor General of Russia to extradite the co-owner of bankrupt Russia and ex-President of the Russian Federation of bobsleigh and skeleton George Begimova, writes “Kommersant” with reference to the General Secretary of the General Prosecutor’s office Monaco Magali, Ginepro.

According to him, the decision to refuse extradition, the court of appeal of the Principality issued 12 Jul. The reason is the condition Begimova. In addition, recently the verdict was approved by the head of state Prince albert II, which has the final word on extradition or non-extradition of wanted persons to other countries.

The Prosecutor General of Russia the newspaper reported that while no official documents from their colleagues in Monaco did not. Russian lawyer Sergei Begimova Belchic refused to comment on the decision of the court of Monaco. He also did not answer questions about the health of the client and his current whereabouts.

Kommersant recalled that the decision of the authorities of Monaco, probably partly influenced by old acquaintance albert II and Beganovi with a former head of the Russian Federation of bobsleigh and skeleton. The Prince is a member of the International Olympic Committee and took part in competitions in bobsleigh in five Olympics 1988-2002.

In addition, according to the newspaper, earlier in cases where Monaco police caught the suspects wanted by Russia, the question of issuing them home decided “very quickly and positively”. However, in the case with Beganovi authorities have made a different decision. “Is it possible that speaking about the state of health of George Begimova were taken into account features of the content in a Russian prison and the level and the possibilities of prison medicine,” emphasizes the publication.

19 Sep Forbes, citing four sources among the creditors of the Bank reported that Bidjamov left Monaco and moved to London. One of interlocutors of the edition noted that the co-owner of Vneshprombank gave recognizance not to leave from Monaco.

In June, a source close to one of the creditors of Russia said that the court of Monaco has decided to release Begimova from prison. The representative of the court of Monaco said that the banker was released on bail. The amount of bail, he refused to disclose.

The Central Bank revoked the license of Vneshprombank on January 21. The regulator found a hole in the Bank to 210 billion rubles of Beglov was a shareholder of the company “Promstroyproekt”, which the Bank owned a share of 3.3%.

The banker was put on the international wanted list in March. He is charged in the case of withdrawal of assets from Russia to more than 1 billion rubles In April, he was detained by the police of Monaco. At the same criminal case in December 2015 in Moscow was arrested the sister Begimova, President and co-owner of Russia Larisa Marcus. The request for extradition Begimova was sent to the Russian Prosecutor General’s office in mid-may.

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