The US has not provided any evidence against Firtash – lawyer

Austria should insist on obtaining from the United States serious evidence against Ukrainian businessman Dmitry Firtash. This was stated by his third lawyer Rudiger Sender.

“None of the evidence submitted by the American side, there is no evidence against Firtash – either in a transcript of a telephone conversation or in the text of the correspondence”, – he said at the court session in Vienna, Austria.

According to him, the American documents contain clear wording of the corpus delicti of the Ukrainian businessman.

“There is a lack of standard American norms of justice that apply domestically, and the lack of arguments in the case against Firtash”, – the lawyer added.

As you know, Chairman of the Board of Group DF Group of companies Dmitry Firtash was arrested in Austria on March 12, 2014 at the request of U.S. authorities. In the warrant for the arrest of U.S. businessman accused of bribing Indian politicians with the purpose of obtaining valuable mining licenses of iron ore mineral oxide ilmenite.

The Vienna regional court for criminal cases elected him a measure of restraint in the form of the extradition arrest, but agreed to release on bail of 125 million euros and the obligation not to leave Austria.

April 30, 2015, the same court rejected the request of the U.S. justice Department on the extradition of Firtash to America.

A businessman at the end of the trial for his extradition to the US, told reporters in Vienna on intentions to return to Ukraine. At the same time, then he could not specify the timing of the return, citing procedural issues.