Authorities keep eye on Kalinichenko’s case

5 February 2010 (10:09)

‘We haven’t got any information regarding Alexei Kalinichenko’s extradition from Morocco yet. But we have been keeping a very close eye on the development of affairs,’ the spokesperson for Ural Federal District’s Department of Internal Affairs Main Administration told UrBC.

Alexei Kalinichenko is suspected of setting up a pyramid scheme in Russia through a company called Global Gaming Expo. He is accused of stealing over 1 billion RUR from 4,000 Russian citizens. The businessman was earlier detained in Italy, so the Russian authorities insisted on is extradition. The Italian court ruled in favor of their demand, but Kalinichenko escaped from house arrest and was later detained by Interpol officers in Morocco.

The suspect is reported to be transferred to the Russian agencies through an extradition procedure which the Russian Federation’s General Prosecutor’s Office will take part in. However, the date for the extradition has not been announced yet.

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