The Austrian court has allowed the extradition of Firtash

The higher regional court of Vienna (Austria) allowed the extradition of the Ukrainian businessman Dmitry Firtash in the USA.

Thus, the court granted the Prosecutor’s request, represent the interests of Washington.

“We are not saying that Mr. Firtash’s guilty, we just say that the extradition is permissible” – said the President of the court.

He noted that in its decision, the court relies on the extradition Treaty between the United States and Austria as well as between the EU and the USA.

The President of the court was guided by the provisions of extradition involving corruption and economic crimes.

The articles under which accuse Dmitry Firtash, penalties and in the US and in Austria.

The final decision on the extradition of Firtash will be taken by the Ministry of justice of Austria.

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.