Prosecutor General's Office sent to court case of Zhanna Bulakh involved in $19.6m theft

Prosecutor General's Office sent to court case of Zhanna Bulakh involved in $19.6m theft
Zhanna Bulakh (left)

The US refused to extradite to Russia the accused of fraud ex-wife of former Finance Minister of the Moscow region Alexey Kuznetsov.⁠

The Prosecutor General's Office approved the indictment in the case of the US citizen, former wife of the ex-Finance Minister of the Moscow region Zhanna Bulakh, who is charged with stealing more than 11 billion rubles ($19.6m) of budget funds. This Wednesday, April 5, the press service of the supervisory agency reported that.

According to the investigation, Bulakh, acting with accomplices, fraudulently obtained rights to the debts of housing and communal enterprises to the municipalities of the Moscow region, as well as property of Mortgage Corporation of the Moscow Region and Moscow Regional Investment Trust Company JSC in 2005-2008. Thus, Bulakh appropriated more than 11 billion rubles, which she then spent on the acquisition of "real estate and luxury goods" abroad.

Earlier, the United States rejected the request of Russia to extradite Bulakh. Former Finance Minister of the Moscow region Alexey Kuznetsov is on the international wanted list.⁠

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