Russia ex-nuclear minister suffers heart attack while being held on fraud charges

Russia ex-nuclear minister suffers heart attack while being held on fraud charges

[JURIST] Former Russian nuclear minister Yevgeny Adamov [Kommersant profile; JURIST news archive] suffered from a heart attack Thursday while in custody [JURIST report] on fraud and abuse of office charges. Adamov's lawyers told Interfax news that although Adamov has received treatment, his health is deteriorating and he needs immediate medical care, but investigators have ignored recommendations from Adamov's doctors.

Adamov was arrested [JURIST report] in Switzerland last year on a US warrant alleging that Adamov diverted $9 million [JURIST report] given to Russia by the US Department of Energy [official website] for nuclear security improvement to various improvement projects in US firms he controls. He was extradited to Russia last December after a series of legal battles [JURIST report] between the US and Russia. A trial date in Russia has not been set yet. MosNews has more.