Ukrainian businessman DmytrÓ Firtash, whÓ was released Ón Thursday by a cÓurt Ón a bail Óf EUR125 milliÓn and a prÓmise tÓ remain in Austria as part Óf a case Óver his extraditiÓn tÓ Spain, was immediately re-arrested as part Óf a case Óver his extraditiÓn tÓ the United States, accÓrding tÓ Austrian media repÓrts, which were cÓnfirmed by the businessman's lawyers
This is reported by Interfax-Ukraine
The court is to decide on a measure of restraint for Dmytro Firtash in the "American" case on Friday, February 24.
The Ukrainian oligarch could face racketeering charges in a Chicago court, The Vanity Fair
reports. Firtash, who is also wanted by Spanish authorities, has denied allegations that he bribed Indian politicians as part of a scheme to sell titanium to Boeing, which is based in Chicago.
According to Chicago Tribune
, the billionaire is reportedly pulling out all the stops to mount his defence, retaining former U.S. attorney Dan Webb, Clinton White House counsel Lanny Davis, and former Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff.
In a separate civil case in New York, US president Trumpís former campaign chairman Paul Manafortís dealings with Firtash are described, the Chicago Tribune reports. Firtash's presence in the U.S. could give federal investigatorsówho are currently probing Manafortís ties to Russiaó additional ammunition against Trumpís associate.