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Germany extradited to Russia a person accused of especially large fraud
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At the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, the competent authorities of the Federal Republic of Germany extradited to Russia Igor Gryzhanov, former official of the Administration of the Chekhovskiy District of the Moscow Region.

He is accused of committing a crime provided for by Article 159 (4) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (fraud committed by an organized group on an especially large scale).

According to the investigation, from 2004 to 2016, Gryzhanov and other persons involved, for the purpose of illegal acquisition of the ownership right for land plots situated on the territory of the Chekhovskiy District of the Moscow Region, organized and ensured entering deliberately false information in land marking documents. They also made false title documents on transfer of land plots 1 486 hectares, 1 353 hectares and 5 099 hectares in area into the ownership of different organizations, and submitted them to divisions of Rosnedvizhimost (Rosreestr) and Cadastral Chamber.

Based on those documents, filings were done, as a result of which land plots with cadastral value more than 500 million rubles were illegally withdrawn from the federal ownership.

Since Gryzhanov absconded from the law enforcement authorities, at the instruction of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, he was placed on the wanted list.

In August 2020, Gryzhanov was detained in the territory of Germany, and after that the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation sent a request to the competent authorities of that state for his extradition for criminal prosecution.

Today, accompanied by officers of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia and the Russian bureau of Interpol, Igor Gryzhanov will be delivered to Moscow.

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