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Artem Uss could escape arrest in Italy with the help of Russian special services


Italian newspaper La Repubblica, citing anonymous sources informed that the son of the head of the Krasnoyarsk territory, Artem Uss, accused of bank fraud and oil trafficking in circumventing sanctions, was able to escape house arrest in Milan with the help of Russian special services.

According to the publication, businessman Uss could have fled with false documents and used a private jet. From the Milan apartment, where he was under house arrest, Uss left in a car driven by an unknown person, writes La Repubblica.

Before that, according to the source of the publication, the businessman cut off the electronic bracelet, on which the Italian security forces monitored his whereabouts. After that, according to La Repubblica, he used false documents and boarded a private jet. The publication claims that the Krasnoyarsk governor’s son may have a whole “network of accomplices”.

On March 22, the Italian media reported the escape of the son of the governor of Krasnoyarsk, Uss, from house arrest in Milan. The day before, it was learned that the Milan court had approved Uss’ extradition to the United States, where he is accused of trading oil in evasion of sanctions, as well as money laundering and smuggling. An entrepreneur can face up to 30 years in prison.

According to the US prosecutor’s office, Uss resold Venezuelan oil, which is subject to sanctions, to Russian and Chinese suppliers. Also in the United States, Uss is accused of reselling to the Russian side electronics that can be used in the production of weapons.

Artem Uss was arrested in October 2022 at Milan airport on an international arrest warrant issued by the New York District Attorney. The Krasnoyarsk governor’s son denied all the charges and asked to send him back to Russia.

Read more about the charges against Artem Uss in the RTVI material.

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