News2019.11.13 11:03

Lithuanian wanted by FBI for cybercrimes awaiting extradition from Ukraine 2019.11.13 11:03

A Lithuanian citizen suspected of embezzling six million US dollars from US financial institutions, stealing personal data and money laundering, is to be extradited from Ukraine to the US, according to a court ruling issued in Kyiv on Monday.

"Officers of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Financial Crimes Investigation Service started the investigation into the criminal activities of a 32-year-old foreigner back in 2010. The man was put on the wanted list for a number of criminal offenses related to the unauthorized access to bank accounts," according to the prosecutor's office in Kyiv.

The Lithuanian citizen was on the FBI's international wanted list, according to Ukrainian news agency UNIAN. The man was detained in Kyiv where he was staying at a hotel.

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