Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Russian Realty Businessman Arrested in Cambodia
12.11.2013 10:12
Russian Realty Businessman Arrested in Cambodia

Fugitive businessman Sergey Polonsky, who is wanted in Russia on embezzlement charges, has been arrested by authorities in Cambodia after hiding in the jungle. He is now expected to be extradited back to Russia, his lawyers said on Monday.

      Russian TV channel reported on Monday that the tycoon had been taken to a police department in handcuffs, wearing only a beach towel. It took police several hours to find and arrest him, as he had tried to hide in the jungle after receiving a warning from his own police sources about the operation to arrest him.

      Polonsky is to be handed over to immigration police in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh, where he will stay until he is transferred to Russia under an Interpol warrant, his Cambodian lawyers said. 

      Once one of Russia’s richest men, Polonsky has been charged in absentia in Russia with involvement in an alleged 5.7 billion ruble ($175 million) embezzlement scheme that targeted investors in an upscale residential project in Moscow. Last week, Russia’s Prosecutor General’s Office sent an official extradition request to Cambodia, where Polonsky had been living on his own island.

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Sergey Polonsky Cambodia Russian businessmen Russian tycoons  

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter      submit

Folk Crafts  Russian media  Russian Bears  incident  Russian people  Russian Cinema  Altai Territory  Russian aviation  Alexander Lebedev  Russian Film Distribution  Film Distribution  Fishing  Education and Science Minister  IKEA  Russian business  Russian economy  Sheremetyevo Airport  Leonard Blavatnik  Russian tourism  Moscow  Boris Berezovsky  Photoparade in Uglich Festival  Film Festivals  Valdai national park  Tretyakov Gallery  Arsenyev  Gelendzhik  Russian press  Gubakha  Russian science  Awards  Moscow Region  Igor Talkov  Baikal Electronics  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Queen  St. Petersburg  Russian musicians  Russian Prisons  Alexander Herzen  Russia-Estonia  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian cities  Kostroma  Astrakhan  3D Printing  Kabardino-Balkaria  Russian scientists  Theatre Festivals  Innovations 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites