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Former Russian nuclear minister faces fraud charges after extradition

[JURIST] Russian officials on Saturday charged former Russian nuclear minister Yevgeny Adamov [Kommersant profile; JURIST news archive] with fraud and abuse of power, possibly stemming from US charges pending against him. Adamov was extradited from Switzerland to Russia [JURIST report], despite US attempts to require him to face trial in Pennsylvania on charges of embezzling $9 million [JURIST report] in US Department of Energy aid money to his personal business. The US has agreed to cooperate in Russia's investigation and has called on the country to see that "justice is done." Reuters has more. MosNews has local coverage.

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