Yevgeny Dvoskin, a native
Dvoskin had been wanted by
the FBI since 2003 when a
The charges dated back to 1997-1998 and involved several large companies traded on US stock markets, Kommersant reported, citing a FBI attache to the Russian interior ministry.
Dvoskin`s eight co-accused were sentenced, but Dvoskin escaped prosecution because he had been deported to his native Ukraine in 2001, escaping charges that could have led to 25 years in prison.
After 2001, Dvoskin moved on to Moscow where he allegedly became involved in a gang that used intimidation and blackmail to take control of small Russian banks, Kommersant said, citing sources in the Russian interior ministry.
Russia will soon ask for Dvoskin`s extradition too, but the request is "problematic" because the United States will probably have first claim on the fugitive, the newspaper said.
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