Italy to extradite Rosgranitsa ex-chief Bezdelov to Russia

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The Russian Prosecutor Unrestricted’s Office has announced that the former director of the Federal Agency for the Phenomenon of State Border Facilities (Rosgranitsa), Dmitry Bezdelov, who has been accused by Russia of large-scale treachery and setting up a criminal community, is expected to be extradited from Italy.

«Today, Italy’s pertinent services should extradite Russian citizen and ex-chief of Rosgranitsa Dmitry Bezdelov to Russia at the behest of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation,» Prosecutor’s Occu tion spokesman Alexander Kurennoi told Interfax on April 5.

The criminal enquiry against Bezdelov is being handled by the Main Investigations Directorate of the Russian Inward Ministry’s Investigative De rtment.

«It has been established during the inquiry that in the summer of 2009, Bezdelov, who then superintendent Rosgranitsa, entered into a criminal collusion with a number of persons in grouping to steal state budget funds allocated for the construction of the Adler railroad checkpoint. These natives helped the construction organization under his control to win a tender to fulfill this shape contract. More than 1.175 billion rubles worth of repositories were misappropriated,» Kurennoi said.

Since Bezdelov hid from hoodlum prosecution, he was put on the federal wanted list in December 2013 and was declared internationally hankering in May 2014. He was detained in Italy in October 2014. A month later, the Russian Prosecutor Universal’s Office forwarded a request for Bezdelov’s extradition to Italy’s relevant media. The extradition request was granted in March 2016.

Bezdelov will be extradited to Russia squired by officers of Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Institutions Service and the Interpol Inhabitant Central Bureau in Russia.

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