The Prosecutor General’s office asked Ukraine to extradite the former head of the Bank “trust”


Russian Prosecutor General’s office received from the National Central Bureau of Interpol of Ukraine, the message about detention in Kiev the former head of Bank “the trust” Ilya Yurov, reported TASS with reference to the press service of the Ministry. Currently, the state office of public Prosecutor prepares materials for the extradition request Yurova to Russia, said the press service.

That the Ukrainian side informed the Russian authorities about the detention of Yurov in Kiev’s Borispol airport, on Wednesday, wrote the newspaper “Kommersant”, citing a source in the Prosecutor General of Ukraine. According to the interlocutor of the edition, the Russian law enforcement was asked to promptly submit documents for consideration by the court of inquiry about his possible extradition. Yurov was detained for 48 hours, but this period may be extended for 72 hours to the Russian Prosecutor General’s office has time to prepare and send the necessary papers to Kyiv, said a source.

He Yurov November 22, told “Vedomosti” that is located in Kiev, “not in prison and not at the airport”, but to clarify their status could not. Friend the ex-banker told the newspaper that he had “the incident at the entrance to Ukraine”.

About the detention of Ilya Yurov became known on 22 November. He was detained at Kiev’s Borispol airport on 20 November at the request of Interpol and handed over to the police, said the assistant head of the State border service of Ukraine Oleg Slobodyan.

Yurov was declared internationally wanted by Interpol at the request of Russian law enforcement. In Russia, the former heads of Bank “the trust” are accused of multibillion-dollar embezzlement. In addition Yurova defendants in the case are former members of the Board of Directors of the Bank Nikolay Fetisov and Sergey Belyaev, the former Chairman of the Bank Oleg Dikusar and former CFO Eugene Romakov. As Yurov, Fetisov and Belyaev are outside of Russia, and the charges brought against them in absentia. Dikusar and Romanov was arrested and taken into custody.

According to investigators, in 2012-2014, the defendants stole money from the Bank “trust” and transferred to the accounts of Cypriot companies for fictitious credit contracts of 7.05 billion rubles and totaled $118.3 million. Then, as the investigation established, the money was transferred to accounts controlled by the leadership of “Trust” individuals and legal entities, including those abroad. He “trust” as a result, faced financial difficulties and was given to sanitation, which was allocated from the budget of 127 billion rubles.

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