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Vinnik to appear in US court on Friday


Russian Alexander Vinnik, detained in Greece at the request of the United States. File photoWASHINGTON, Aug 5 Russian extradited to the United States Alexander Vinnik will appear in court for the first time on Friday evening, a representative of the US District Court for the Northern District of California told RIA Novosti. “Mr. Vinnik will appear in court today at 10.30 ( 20.30 Moscow time),” the source said. Vinnik, who was extradited from Greece to the United States on Friday, is in San Francisco awaiting trial in the case of financial crimes attributed to him. It is expected that the Russian will appear before the Northern District of California, where the case against him was transferred. The day before, the Russian was taken from Greece to Boston on a private plane, after which he was transported on a business plane to San Francisco. From Boston, Alexander was allowed to call home. The Russian Embassy in Washington earlier said that on Friday morning it received a notification from the US authorities about the arrest of Vinnik. According to the Russian diplomatic mission, the diplomats are clarifying the whereabouts of the compatriot and are ready to provide him with all the necessary consular and legal assistance, including arranging a telephone conversation. Russia ready to discuss prisoner exchange with US

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