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Extradition of Russian Citizen Igor Dikoy, accused of stealing around 440 Million Roubles, from Peru

Extradition of Russian Citizen Igor Dikoy, accused of stealing around 440 Million Roubles, from Peru

05 april 2018, 15:26

Today, on April 5, 2018, upon the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation the competent authorities of the Republic of Peru are extraditing Russian citizen Igor Dikoy to Russia.

The investigative authority accuse him of committing a crime envisaged by Article 159 part 4 (fraud, committed by a group of persons by previous concert, at an especially large scale) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

The investigative authority believes that from October 2005 till May 2007 Mr. Dikoy was head of the Zolotaya Liga LLC. With the help of accomplices he realized securities of the said organization with no intent to fulfill undertaken commitments. In the result the malefactors stole more than 436 million roubles from 5 000 victims.

The criminal case against Igor Dikoy is pending at the Investigation Unit of the General Investigative Department of the General Department of the MIA of Russia for the city of Moscow.

Since Mr. Dikoy escaped from prosecution and departed from the territory of the Russian Federation he was declared wanted.

In October 2016 in connection with the establishment of his whereabouts on the territory of Peru, the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation sent a request for his extradition to the competent authorities of the said state.

Thanks to the close cooperation of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation with the competent authorities of the Republic of Peru it became possible to secure the decision on favor of his extradition.

Today Igor Dikoy accompanied by the officers of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia and the Bureau Interpol Russia is being extradited to Russia.