Suspected fraudster detained in Morocco

20 January 2010 (10:35)

A few days ago, Interpol officers detained Alexei Kalinichenko, the man suspected of creating a pyramid scheme and stealing over a billion RUR from 4,000 Russian citizens; he is originally from Yekaterinburg. The news of Kalinichenko’s arrest was announced by Valeriy Gorelykh, the director of Sverdlovsk Region Internal Affairs Administration’s press center.

It has been reported that the suspected fraudster has been detained in Italy before; Russia insisted on his extradition, and the Italian court ruled in favor of this demand, whereupon Kalinichenko managed to escape from home arrest.

‘The officers of Interpol’s Sverdlovsk Region Internal Affairs Administration criminal militia division recently arrested Alexei Kalinichenko in Morocco,’ says Valeriy Gorelykh.

The Russian Federation General Prosecutor’s Office has already been informed of the detention, Gorelykh reports. The authorities are now negotiating with their Moroccan partners on when and how to extradite the man to Russia.

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