Extradition of Yunus Valiev, Charged with Fraud in the amount of more than 236 Million Roubles, from Russia to Germany

17 april 2018, 15:22

Upon the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation the competent authorities of the Federal Republic of Germany extradited Russian national Yunus Valiev to Russia. He is accused of committing crimes envisaged by Article 159 part 4 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (fraud, committed by an organized group, at an especially large scale).

The investigative authority believes that holding the position of a senior specialist of the Security Division of the branch of Gazprombank OJSC in the city of Makhachkala, Mr. Valiev applied for auto loans for nominees using forged documents. Nonexistent cars were allegedly bought upon the auto loan program “Standard” through TradeMotor LLC, Progress Story LLC, Imperia LLC. In reality money was received by the members of the organized group, the part of which Mr. Valiev was. The total amount of the stolen money comprises 236 326 000 roubles.

In April 2016 the Kirovsky District Court of the city of Makhachkala imposed a preventive measure of taking into custody upon Mr. Valiev, who had escaped from investigation, thereafter he was declared wanted.

In November 2016 the accused person was detained on the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany and in this connection the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation sent a request for extradition to the competent authorities of the said state.

Thanks to precise and coherent actions of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, organization of close cooperation with the competent authorities of Germany, it became possible to secure the decision on the extradition of Mr. Valiev. The hand-over procedure took place at the Hamburg Airport.

At the present time Yunus Valiev has been brought to Russia accompanied by the escort officers.

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