MOSCOW, April 5 (RAPSI) – Italy on Tuesday will extradite to Russia Dmitry Bezdelov, former head of the Federal Border Development Agency charged with embezzlement of more than one billion rubles ($14.6 million), RIA Novosti reported citing spokesman for the Prosecutor General's Office Alexander Kurennoy.
Bezdelov resigned from his post in October 2013 after a probe revealed inappropriate use of budget funds by the agency.
Investigators found out that Bezdelov, then head of the Federal Border Development Agency, conspired with a range of unnamed people to embezzle public funds allocated for the construction of the railway checkpoint “Adler”, Kurennoy said.
He has transferred over one billion rubles ($14.6 million) to the Agrosoyuz bank whose main beneficiary by that time was his father, Kommersant newspaper reported earlier.
Bezdelov was arrested in Rome in October 2014 after he had been put on the international wanted list.
Italy's court of appeals upheld in October 2015 the decision to extradite Bezdelov to Russia. The Supreme Court has left the judgment intact.