Austrian Court: Ukraine Oligarch to Be Extradited to U.S.
An Austrian appeals court on Tuesday granted a request to have Dmitry Firtash extradited to the United States to stand trial for bribery charges. The Ukrainian oligarch, who has ties to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, is accused of forking over $18.5 million in bribes to get a titanium extraction permit in India. “It wasn’t for us to judge whether Mr. Firtash was guilty, but only whether the extradition is allowed,” Judge Leo Levnaic-Iwanski said in making the decision. “This decision only means that another country will make a decision whether he is guilty.” According to Bloomberg, the ultimate decision to send Firtash to the U.S. lies with the Austrian Ministry of Justice.