Extradition of a businessman charged with the commission of fraud in the amount of nearly 80 million rubles, from Hungary to Russia

Pursuant to a request from the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, the competent authorities of Hungary are extraditing Mr. Dmitry Chertok, Russian national, to Russia.

The investigating authorities are indicting him for the commission of a criminal offence provided for in Article 159 paragraph 4 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (fraud on an especially large scale).

As per the investigation, in December 2014, Mr. Chertok, acquired the right to the property of another by deception on an especially large scale.

Thus, being the beneficiary of Vnukovo Technics CJSC, together with his accomplices, he prepared fake assignment agreements between Vnukovo Technics CJSC and Vnukovo Investment Company CJSC. On their basis, Vnukovo Technics CJSC received special equipment (anti-icing machines, an air starting compressor, a sewage truck, loaders), allegedly as debt repayment. This equipment was subsequently encashed.

As a result of the illegal actions of Mr. Chertok and his accomplices, the damage in the amount of more than 79 million rubles was caused to Vnukovo Investment Company CJSC.

Since Mr. Chertok fled from the criminal prosecution and left the territory of the Russian Federation, he was put into the international wanted list.

In July 2019, he was detained in Hungary.

In August 2019, the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation sent the request to the competent authorities of Hungary pertaining to his extradition to Russia.

Thanks to the close cooperation of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation with its Hungarian colleagues, it was possible to reach a decision regarding his extradition in June 2021.

Today, accompanied by the officers of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia and the Russian Bureau of INTERPOL Mr. Dmitry Chertok will be transferred to Moscow.

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