Bulgaria: Russian citizen arrested on US warrant in Varna for online fraud

A Bulgarian court in Varna ordered the arrest of Russian citizen Alexander Zh. on Friday, on an arrest warrant issued by the United States government. According to the lawyer of the defendant, Galin Radoslavov, the US government is charging the Russian citizen with electronic fraud via computer networks that allowed him to deceive online advertisers, causing $7 million (6 million EUR) worth of... Еще damage. The 38-year-old Russian national was taken into custody by Bulgarian police after the US government issued an arrest warrant and demanded his extradition. Alexander Zh’s Bulgarian lawyer said that US authorities have a «strong desire» for the Russian citizen to be extradited and to undergo trial in US territory for crimes «occurred somewhere between 2014 and 2016.» The regional court of Varna has ordered the arrest of the Russian citizen for a period of 60 days, during which time the extradition request will be reviewed.

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