Extradition of Konstantin KONOVCHENKO, Russian National, Accused of Creation of a Criminal Association, from Spain to Russia
23 august 2017, 14:57
Today, on August 23, 2017, competent authorities of the Kingdom of Spain are to extradite Russian national Konstantin KONOVCHENKO to Russia by the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation.
He is accused of crimes under Art. 210 part 1, Art. 172 part 2 “a,b”, Art. 159 part 4, Art. 30 part 3, Art. 159 part 4, Art. 165 part 2 “a,b”, Art. 222 part 3, Art. 222 part 1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
The criminal case against KONOVCHENKO is being inquired into by the Investigative Division of the Main Investigative Department of the Main Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation for the city of Moscow.
According to the investigation, within the period of from 2008 to 2014, in Moscow and the Moscow Region, KONOVCHENKO created a criminal association (criminal organization) for the purpose to commit grave crimes.
Members of the criminal organization were involved in illegal banking activity, related to currency conversion from settlement accounts through affiliated companies.
Moreover, members of the criminal organization stole money from publicly funded institutions by means of filing claims on recovering a debt to arbitration courts and producing forged papers.
They also transferred, acquired and stored ammunition, automatic weapons, explosives, etc.
Since KONOVCHENKO absconded and left Russia, in February 2016, he was placed on an international wanted list.
In May 2016, he was located in Spain. The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation requested Spanish competent authorities to extradite KONOVCHENKO. In July 2017, the extradition was granted.
Today officers of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia and the NCB Interpol Russia will bring Konstantin KONOVCHENKO to Russia.