Uzbekistan extradites suspected embezzler to Kazakhstan


TASHKENT -- Uzbekistan has extradited a man suspected of embezzlement to Kazakhstan, the Kazakh prosecutor-general's office said in a Monday (January 28) statement.

Artur Trofimov is suspected of embezzling and laundering funds from Kazakhstan's BTA Bank from 2005-2009, according to the statement. It did not disclose Trofimov's citizenship.

He is also suspected of founding and leading an organised crime group, the statement added.

His extradition became possible because of enhanced co-operation between Kazakh and Uzbek law enforcement agencies, said the prosecutor-general's office.

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