A court of Kiev accepted the prosecutor's request to extradite Veaceslav Platon, the nr.1 raider in the CIS, Ukrainian media writes. Platon was arrested in neighboring Moldova after authorities announced him in international search.
Veaceslav Platon is accused by prosecutors of complicity in 20 million dollars money laundering in Moldovan Banca de Economii.
In recent years, the controversial businessman Veaceslav Platon has been involved in various scandals. He captured media's attention after being accused of raider attack on some banks in the country. About 78-per-cent of the Universalbank shares and 28-per-cent of the Moldova Agroindbank shares were alienated illegally.
Veaceslav Platon's name was targeted in the biggest money laundering operation in Eastern Europe, where they were involved over 90 companies registered in the Russian Federation.
The press has written about controversial businessman involvement in the bankruptcy of Energoatom nuclear power plant in Ukraine.
According to a Ukrainian news portal, Platon, who was the head of an international group of crooks bribed several employees of this public company, which sold trade secrets. Veaceslav Platon came to the attention of investigators in the neighboring country for several hostile takeover attempts of Ukrainian banks. In 2009 after being detained for attempted appropriation in extremely large quantities of goods.
Prosecutors have been prevented by the fact that Platon was candidate for deputy.
In 2012, Platon said he bought the place in the list of candidates of the "Our Moldova" Alliance to be deputy and thus take advantage of parliamentary immunity.