The Salzburg public prosecutor’s office wants to extradite a Ukrainian wanted for fraud to Ukraine

The prosecutor’s office of the Austrian state of Salzburg appealed to the Ukrainian authorities requesting the extradition of a detained Ukrainian citizen, who was on the international wanted list on suspicion of bribery worth millions of dollars.

The Austrian edition reports this according to Ukrinform Kronen Zeitung with reference to the Salzburg public prosecutor’s office.

“We have requested the suspect’s extradition to Ukraine,” said Markus Neger, a spokesman for the Salzburg public prosecutor’s office.

It is noted that the detained Ukrainian is serving a sentence in a prison in the city of Puch after the Land Court of Salzburg had already applied an extradition order on Sunday.

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According to Kronen Zeitung, a 34-year-old Ukrainian detained in the summer of 2021 allegedly received loans from three citizens of Ukraine in the amount of about six million euros, but embezzled the money and did not return it.

As the publication notes, the detained Ukrainian’s defense denies the allegations, claiming that their suspect has “already been acquitted of these charges.” A detained citizen of Ukraine can apply for extradition.

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As reported by Ukrinform, on November 19, Austrian police detained a 34-year-old Ukrainian citizen near Salzburg, who was on the international wanted list for several serious frauds in Ukraine with a total damage of more than 6 million euros.

By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at