Russian flight attendant faces extradition to U.S.
MOSCOW, February 22 - RAPSI. A Toronto court will hear on March 6 the U.S. authorities' request to extradite Russian flight attendant Marina Talashkova, the Toronto Sun newspaper reported.
Talashkova is accused of participating in a multimillion dollar fraud scheme in the United States.
The hearing was initially set for February 21, but later postponed until March 6. The court has not reported the reason for the postponement.
According to the newspaper, Talashkova, a 24-year-old stewardess from Yekaterinburg, was detained on January 15 upon the U.S. authorities' request. She is suspected of taking part in a major Internet fraud. The case will be considered in a Nevada court. The United States has submitted to the Canadian authorities a request to extradite Talashkova.
The prosecutor's office believes Talashkova and another five suspects opened bank accounts using fake documents and withdrew funds transferred to the accounts. The court documents state that the money was transferred for vehicle purchases. A copy of the court materials has been made available to the Russian Legal Information Agency.
Unidentified accomplices allegedly published offers to sell vehicles on the Internet. As soon as the funds hit the accounts, offers vanished.
The Russian citizen has pleaded not guilty. RAPSI has yet to obtain comments from the parties.