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15:51  25 june  2019
15:51  25 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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An Austrian appeals court on Tuesday granted a request to have Dmitry Firtash extradited to the United States to stand trial for bribery charges. The Ukrainian oligarch , who has ties to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort , is accused of forking over .5 million in bribes to get a titanium

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Top Austrian court says Ukrainian oligarch can be sent to US
Top Austrian court says Ukrainian oligarch can be sent to US
Top Austrian court says Ukrainian oligarch can be sent to US
Top Austrian court says Ukrainian oligarch can be sent to US
Top Austrian court says Ukrainian oligarch can be sent to US
Top Austrian court says Ukrainian oligarch can be sent to US

VIENNA (AP) — Austria's Supreme Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that a Ukrainian oligarch who prosecutors say had business ties to President Donald Trump's ex-campaign manager, Paul Manafort, can be extradited to the United States in a bribery case.

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On Tuesday, a Vienna court ruled that Dmitry Firtash, a Ukrainian Members of Congress from both parties have said they will look into what ties might possibly bind the U . S . president to Russia. As Austrian Judge Leo Levnaic-Iwanski said on Tuesday, “It wasn’t for us to judge whether Mr. Firtash

Austria ’s highest court endorsed a U . S . request to extradite Dmitry Firtash on corruption charges, giving a green light for the Ukrainian tycoon to be sent to the U . S . for trial. Firtash, who made much of his fortune in the gas trade and expanded into chemicals and television, is one of Ukraine ’s most

Judges upheld a lower Vienna court's ruling that Dymitro Firtash, who was arrested in Austria in 2014 and then freed on bail, can be sent to the U.S. The decision comes days after a Chicago federal judge rejected a motion to dismiss an indictment accusing Firtash of a conspiracy to pay bribes in India to mine titanium, which is used in jet engines.

Firtash denies wrongdoing and argued that the U.S. has no jurisdiction over crimes in India. However, federal Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer ruled it did because any scheme would have impacted a Chicago-based company, the American aviation giant Boeing.

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An Austrian appeals court on Tuesday approved the extradition to the United States of a Ukrainian oligarch with ties to a former senior Trump adviser A final decision on whether to hand over Firtash to the United States will be made by Austria ’s justice minister. Firtash wielded significant political

Austria 's Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a decision granting a request by the United States to extradite Ukrainian tycoon Dmytro Firtash, paving the way for FILE PHOTO - Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash arrives at court in Vienna, Austria , February 21, 2017. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader.

Boeing has said it considered doing business with Firtash but never followed through. It is not accused of any wrongdoing.

The Austria Press Agency reported that Justice Minister Clemens Jabloner will now have to decide whether the extradition can go ahead.

Firtash's Austrian lawyer and spokesman declined immediate comment after Tuesday's ruling.

Before becoming Trump's campaign manager, Manafort pursued a business deal with Firtash to redevelop a Manhattan hotel. Manafort isn't accused of any wrongdoing in the Chicago case.

Manafort was sentenced in March to serve more than seven years in prison on federal charges in cases brought in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. The charges related to Manafort's years of Ukrainian political consulting work. Manafort also faces fraud charges in New York state.

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