Austrian court allowed US extradition of Ukrainian tycoon Firtash

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Austria’s Supreme Court has upheld a decision allowing a request by the United States to extradite Ukrainian tycoon Dmytro Firtash, the latest twist in the case for the oligarch who has been fighting against extradition since his 2014 arrest in Vienna, rferl.org reports.

Following the court ruling on June 25, a final decision will be made by the country’s justice minister on whether to follow through with the request.

Firtash’s Austrian lawyer and spokesman declined immediate comment after the ruling.

U.S. authorities have been investigating Firtash, 54, since 2006 on suspicion of bribery and forming an organized crime group.

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