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Yevroset Case Proceeds

The Investigative Committee has passed a case against nine Yevroset employees to the Prosecutor General’s Office, but has excluded the case of Yevgeny Chichvarkin, its former chief, whom investigators want to extradite from Britain, Interfax reported Monday.

The nine suspects, including Chichvarkin’s business partner Boris Levin, are accused of abducting in 2003 an employee believed to have stolen mobile phones worth 20 million rubles ($629,000) from the company.

Investigators have linked Chichvarkin to the same crime, but his case was separated because he is on an international wanted list after moving to London in 2008. A British court will hear the extradition request in August.


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