Firtash surrenders foreign passport , released in Vienna on previous bail - lawyers
The Land Court of Vienna, having considered the request of Spain for the extradition of Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash, on February 23 decided to release him without additional bail, according to a report by Firtash's lawyers.
According to the report, the businessman surrendered his foreign passport.
As reported, the chairman of the group of companies Group DF Firtash Council has been arrested in Austria March 12, 2014 at the request of US authorities. During the previous US administration Ukrainian businessman accused that he bribes totaling $ 18.5 million, would receive a permit for the extraction of titanium raw materials in India for subsequent sale of finished products in the United States.
As reported, chairman of Group DF Dmytro Firtash was arrested in Austria on March 12, 2014 at the request of U.S. authorities. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the accused attempted to pay a bribe worth $18.5 million to receive a permit for mining operations in India.