France extradited to Russia foreign company employee accused of large scale fraud

19 july 2021, 14:55

At the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, competent authorities of the French Republic extradite to Russia Yaroslav Ivantsov, national of the Russian Federation.

Investigation authorities accuse him of a crime, envisaged by Article 159 part 4 (fraud on especially large scale) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

According to the investigation authorities, in November 2014 in Moscow, Mr. Ivantsov, together with his accomplice, under the pretext of investing monetary funds at high interest in activity of a foreign company “ArdeKKa Finance Inc”, stole monetary funds of victims at the sums of 715 000 US dollars, 293 100 euro (70 858 223 rubles), 1 000 000 US dollars (67 047 500 rubles) and 999 948 US dollars (64 586 612 rubles), having inflicted damage on especially large scale.

Since Mr. Invantsov escaped from criminal prosecution and left territory of the Russian Federation, he was declared wanted.

In August 2018 he was detained on the territory of France.

In October 2018 the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation sent to the competent authorities of the French Republic a request for his extradition to Russia, which was complied with.

Today Yaroslav Ivantsov will be escorted to Russia by officers of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia and Russian Interpol Bureau. 

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