Russia extradites two men to Czech Republic for sentence execution
MOSCOW, October 27 (RAPSI) – Russia has extradited to the Czech Republic two individuals convicted of robbery and embezzlement for execution of sentence against them, according to a statement released on the website of Russia’s Prosecutor General’s Office on Friday.
The Czech citizen Tomas Rjedina has been convicted for robbery by a Prague court. It was revealed that the defendant along with his accomplices forcibly brought out their victim to a forest and demanded 450,000 Czech korunas (about $20,700 at the current exchange rate) in June 1997. The victim was held in the forest till the next day and had to transfer his car and motor bike to Rjedina.
Another man, Ukraine’s national Igor Putnis, has been found guilty of large-scale embezzlement. According to the Czech authorities, from June to December 2003, he signed car lease agreements with firms but stole vehicles. Damage allegedly caused by the convict to the Czech firms is estimated at more than 2.1 million Czech korunas (nearly $96,500 at the current exchange rate).