Ex Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko expressed hope that in 2007 court would make a decision allowing him to come back to Ukraine.

According to information of a range of mass media, Lazarenko noted that his lawyers had submitted written arguments to the Court of appeal. Hearing must start after October 30. “I hope the court decision will be favorable for me that will allow me to return to Ukraine this year,” he said.

In august 2006 federal court of San-Francisco sentenced Lazarenko to 9 years imprisonment and to fine of USD 10 million. Lazarenko was admitted guilty in corruption, money laundering and blackmail.

Waiting for court process, Pavlo Lazarenko spent more than 4 years in prison. In 2003 he was released on bail of USD 65 million.


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