Source Pravda.Ru

Athens Court to determine Gusinsky's fate

The Athens Court of Appeal is gathering for a session on Tuesday to discuss the extradition of ex-media magnate Vladimir Gusinsky to Russia, reported Gusinsky's lawyer Alexander Beryozin.

The Court of Appeal postponed the hearings on September 29 to give the Russian Prosecutor-General's Office time to collect more documents dealing with the case and send them to Athens.

The Prosecutor-General's Office opened a criminal case against Gusinsky on September 17, 2000, following a check into Gazprom's inquiry. Gusinsky had charges of gross embezzlement brought up against him. On the basis of an inquiry sent to Greece, the Prosecutor-General's Office brought broader charges against Gusinsky. He was charged with money laundering.