The extradition of the oligarch Dmytro Firtash to the United States from Austria is delayed due instituted against him in Spain. This writes Deutsche Welle.
Firtash in Vienna awaits extradition to the US for three years. At the same time, in Spain it is called the head of the criminal group, suspected of money laundering and require the extradition.
The higher regional court of Vienna allowed in February 2017 extradite Firtash in the USA. However, the order of the Spanish party was the cause of the delay, under the law, if there are two concurrent requests for extradition from various countries, the decision to give the suspect taken by the Minister of justice.
But the Minister’s decision must be followed only after the court’s decision on extradition. If the request of the United States in court has already been examined, the request of Spain to consider haven’t even started yet.
in the United States, the court has made in the case of Firtash’s new suspicion – now he is charged with bribery and Americans. However, the lawyer of the oligarch said that the two new charges are false and were not even included in the indictment.