In the Russian Federation, the son of the Krasnoyarsk governor was put on the wanted list, he is accused of money laundering in the United States
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Artem Uss and his partners bought military technology from the United States for the war against Ukraine. Earlier, the Russian was arrested in Italy, the American side is seeking his extradition.
The Meshchansky Court of Moscow put the son of the Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory Artem Uss on the wanted list on suspicion of money laundering. This was reported by the Russian news agency RIA Novosti with reference to the departmental database of wanted by the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs.
As specified, Uss is charged with laundering money or other property acquired by other persons in a criminal way as part of an organized group on an especially large scale. . The maximum punishment under this article provides for seven years in prison and a fine of 1 million rubles (UAH 600,000).
What preceded this?
On October 17, Artem Uss was arrested in Italy at the request of the United States. The son of the Krasnoyarsk governor, as well as four other Russians – Yuri Orekhov, Svetlana Kuzurgasheva, Timofey Telegin and Sergey Tulyakov – are suspected of money laundering using cryptocurrency.
DW has previously reported that the Russians with the help of German transport companies purchased and delivered to Russia dual-use military technologies, including semiconductors, electronics and satellite equipment that could be used for the war against Ukraine.
Currently, the American side is seeking the extradition of the detained Uss.
According to the Russian Embassy in Italy, within 45 days, the United States is obliged to provide Italian justice with the case materials, which must be considered within 6 months.
On October 22, Uss refused to be extradited to the United States in court.< /p>
Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters earlier that Russian diplomats would take part in protecting the interests of a Russian citizen detained in Italy.