Businessman suspected of fraud extradited from Germany

ASTANA – Lider Nefteprodukt KZ Company Director Bakhyt Ibragim suspected of embezzlement was recently extradited from Germany at the request of Kazakhstan’s Prosecutor General’s Office and Anti-Corruption Agency, prokuror.gov.kz reports.

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The detainee is suspected of embezzling a large amount of Bank RBK’s funds by prior conspiracy of a group of individuals.

The total amount of funds stolen from the bank from 2013 to 2016 was 50 billion tenge ($150.5 million) and $83 million.

The suspect managed to escape from criminal prosecution, which is why he was included on an international wanted list.

The Anti-Corruption Agency previously reported that Ibragim was detained April 23 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany,.

Ibragim has been placed in a pre-trial detention centre in Astana.