Warsaw court approves the extradition of the former head of the NGO «Cosmos», in mass media

© RIA Novosti / Evgeny Chernyakov Samarendra as President of the NGO Space. Archival photoWarsaw court approves the extradition of the former head of the NGO «Cosmos», in mass media© RIA Novosti / Evgeny Samarin

The court of appeals in Warsaw dismissed the appeal of the head of the NGO «Cosmos» Andrei Chernyakov on the trial court’s decision on the extradition of businessman in Russia, reports «Kommersant».

Chernyakov in the appeal statement argued that in the case of homecoming there is a threat to his life. However, the court decided to reject the appeal of the entrepreneur and acknowledged its earlier decision to extradite is legal. In the coming days, the case file of the former head of the NGO «Cosmos» will be transferred to the Ministry of justice of Poland, which has the final decision on extradition.

The decision of the office Chernyakov will wait in the Warsaw Białołęka prison, which, according to «Kommersant», is one of the most severe from the point of view of the regime and conditions of detention in Europe.

Russian lawyer Ruslan Koblev Chernyakova in comments to «Kommersant» called the situation comical because, according to him, the entrepreneur himself was determined to return to Russia to prove his innocence and appealed to business Ombudsman Boris Titov.

As reported by the newspaper in a press-service of VTB Group, which now includes the Bank of Moscow, there welcome the decision of the court. «VTB group will seek full refund of the debtor by all available means within the law», — said the press service.

In Russia, Chernyakov is accused of fraud in especially large size and fraud in lending. According to investigators, a businessman, received a loan in the Bank of Moscow for the completion of the Alabyano-Baltic tunnel, however, has allocated funds for other projects. The loan was not repaid and the debts of the NGO front of the Bank exceeded 30 billion rubles. Poruchytel loan were Chernyakov himself and his personal debt amounted to 15 billion rubles.

Question about results Chernyakova was seen in Warsaw since December last year. Initially he was hiding in the UK, but there he was discovered by representatives of the Bank and has filed in London’s High court a lawsuit demanding disclosure of his assets. The businessman fled the country, first to Germany and then to Poland. He was detained at the Warsaw airport Frederic Chopin before his flight to Kiev.

As reported by the newspaper in a press-service of VTB Group, there welcome the decision of the court. «VTB group will seek full refund of the debtor by all available means within the law», — said the press service.

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