France has given the Russian ex-Minister of Finance of Moscow region, accused of fraud
MOSCOW, January 3. /TASS/. Former Minister of Finance of Moscow region Alexey Kuznetsov, who was accused of fraud and embezzlement of 14 billion rubles, extradited from France to Russia. About TASS reported the press service of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation.
As stated in the message Department, the competent authorities of the French Republic granted a corresponding request to the General Prosecutor’s office.
Kuznetsov is accused of fraud (10 crimes), embezzlement (three crimes) and legalization of property acquired as a result of the crimes committed (nine crimes).
According to investigators, Kuznetsov and his accomplices caused damage to the Moscow region government, the municipal utilities and companies “Mosobltrastinvest” more than $ 14 billion.
The case of extradition Kuznetsova from 2013 was considered by the courts of Appeal of AIX-EN-Provence and Lyon with the participation of the representative of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation. After hearing the arguments of the representative of the Prosecutor General in support of a request for extradition, the French courts by their decisions have confirmed the validity of the Russian request for extradition of Kuznetsov.
The Prime Minister of France signed a decree on his extradition on 21 November 2017. The state Council of France rejected Kuznetsov filed a complaint on December 28, 2018, having considered Russian side topmaterial and the guarantee of the rights Kuznetsova when the content in the penitentiary establishments of Russia.