USA detains Ahmed Bilalov criticized by Putin
It is still unknown whether Bilalov would be extradited to Russia or whether he was detained for a different violation.
Ahmed Bilalov was the head of the company called North Caucasus Resorts, whom Putin criticized for disrupting schedules for the construction of the Russian Hills ski jumping complex for the 2014 Olympics. He was arrested by US immigration agents not far from Miami, Miami Herald reported citing its sources.
It is still unknown whether Bilalov would be extradited to Russia or whether he was detained for a different violation. Bilalov’s lawyer did not take the call of the Miami Herald reporter.
Russia started criminal proceedings against Bilalov on charges of involvement in the “unnecessary spending for the managers’ trips abroad with the use of luxury goods” from the company's budget.
In addition to being the head of North Caucasus Resorts, Bilalov was vice president of the Russian Olympic Committee. After being criticized by the president, he was fired from both posts and left Russia.