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Russian Prosecutor General's Office broadens charges against Vladimir Gusinsky

Sent to Greece, the extradition request for Vladimir Gusinsky has a broader charge formulation in comparison with the 2001 request sent to Spain, the Russian Prosecutor General's Office says.

The extradition request sent to Spain spoke of only swindling. Later, Gusinsky was charged with money laundering, which "was reflected in the request sent to Greece", said a spokesman for the office.

The extradition request was sent to Greece on September 18.

The Russian businessman was detained in the Athens airport on August 21.

He is charged with the laundering of 2.8 billion roubles (30.5 roubles equals 1 dollar). The charge of major swindling remains in force, said the Russian Prosecutor General's Office.

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