Spain Arrests Gusinsky on Russian Fraud Charge, But Moscow Court Dismisses and then Reinstates Charges

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Thursday, February 1, 2001
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
17
Issue: 
2
54
Abstract: 
On December 10, 2000, Spanish police arrested Validimir Gusinsky, a Russian media magnate, on an international arrest warrant issued by the Russian prosecutor general’s office on charges of fraud amid allegations that the charges are politically motivated. After he was taken into custody at a villa he owns in southern Spain, a local court in Sotogrande referred the case to the Spanish National Court. On December 12, 2000, Gusinsky flew to Madrid for proceedings where he would appear before Spain’s best-known investigative magistrate, Baltasare Garzon. The court will have 40 days to examine the extradition request…[more]