Lawyer tells US court of Ukraine oligarch’s extradition on hold

CHICAGO – A lawyer for a Ukrainian oligarch charged in an international bribery case, says an Austrian court his client’s extradition is on hold.

Then Webb filed a letter with the information that Wednesday in Chicago federal court, where Dymitro Firtash is accused of a conspiracy to pay bribes to my in India.

Firtash business ties with President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and has denied wrongdoing.

Webb says an Austrian Supreme court was recently Firtash’s extradition, while it rules on a request for reconsideration of the original extradition order.

Webb had told Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer that Firtash could be extradited to the end of 2017. But his letter says that it is now unlikely that he will face extradition “in the immediate future.”

Firtash was arrested in Austria in 2014, and is free on bail.

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