Extradition from Poland of Russian Citizen Charged with Fraud in the Supply of Truck Transport from Germany

21 june 2019, 15:15

Today, on June 21, 2019, Russian law enforcement authorities brought Vitaliy Novomlintsev, charged with commission of a crime envisaged by Article 159 part 4 of the Russian Criminal Code (fraud), to Moscow.

Earlier on September 13, 2018 the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation sent to the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Poland a request for extradition of Novomlintsev in order to hold him criminally liable.

According to the investigation authorities, the criminal wishing to enrich himself illegally, stole more than 3 300 000 roubles. For this money he promised to organize the supply of truck transport and semitrailers from the Federal Republic of Germany. However, Novomiltsev did not carry out obligations that he had accepted and escaped with money.

In view of the above an order was issued against Novomlintsev pertaining to involving as the accused[1], he was declared wanted and a preventive measure of taking into custody has been imposed upon him.

The NCB Interpol Poland informed of the arrest of Novomlintsev on August 16, 2018 on the territory of the state. On May 15, 2019 the competent authorities of the Republic of Poland took a decision to comply with the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation for extradition of Novomlintsev to Russia.

The General Investigative Department of the General Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation for the Volgograd Oblast is examining a criminal case against Novomlintsev.

[1] This is an order pertaining to bringing formal charges. Translator’s note.

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