Poland detains ex-prosecutor wanted by Russia
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||2 January 2012|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Poland detains ex-prosecutor wanted by Russia, 2 January 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4f14320328.html [accessed 25 July 2014]|
January 02, 2012
Poland has detained former Russian prosecutor Aleksandr Ignatenko, wanted by Moscow for his alleged involvement in a network of illegal casinos.
Poland's ABW domestic intelligence agency, which reportedly made the arrest, refused comment.
Ignatenko was taken into custody on a road leading to Poland's southern Tatra Mountains resort of Zakopane, where he was to meet his wife and child.
Reports say he was in possession of a Lithuanian passport.
In May, Russian authorities issued an arrest warrant for Ignatenko, who had been fired from his post as a prosecutor in April after the network of illegal casinos was cracked in the Moscow region in mid-February.
compiled from agency reports