Former Russian nuclear minister Yevgeny Adamov was arrested on May 2, 2005, on a US warrant for, among other things, allegedly laundering $9m in funding from the US Department of Energy for eliminating nuclear waste in Russia. After the arrest the Russian Prosecutor General's Office also launched proceedings against Adamov, charging him with embezzlement and abuse of office. The Swiss court decided to send Adamov to Russia. He is currently in custody in Russia waiting for the trial.
A Moscow court has postponed until December 11 a hearing in the case of Russia's ex-nuclear power minister, charged with embezzlement and abuse of office, a lawyer said on December 5th.comments
A Moscow court returned today case against a former nuclear power minister to prosecutors to eliminate shortcomings in the investigation, RIA Novosti Russian newswire reported.comments
Russia says a Swiss court's ruling that allowed ex-Atomic Energy Minister Yevgeny Adamov's extradition to the United States affects Russia's rights and interests and intends to intervene in the proceedings as one of the interested legal parties, the Ministry of Foreign affairs said in a statement Tuesday, Interfax news agency reported.comments