Swiss court rules Russian ex-nuclear minister be extradited to Russia

Swiss authorities will extradite Russia's former nuclear minister, &to=' target=_blank>Yevgeny Adamov, to his homeland rather than to the United States, according to a court ruling made public Thursday.

Switzerland's top court overturned a previous ruling by the Justice Ministry, which had said Adamov must first face U.S. courts, where he has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on charges of conspiracy to transfer stolen money and securities, conspiracy to defraud the United States, money laundering and tax evasion.

The Lausanne-based supreme court said Adamov should be tried in Russia, as he is a Russian national and the crimes he is accused of were committed in that country rather than in the United States.

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