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Bulgaria Arrests Russian Man At U.S. Request

Bulgaria has arrested a Russian man on an arrest warrant issued by the United States, Russia's Consular General in Varna, Vladimir Klimanov, told Russian media.

Klimanov said on November 9 that the police in the Black Sea port arrested a man with dual Russian-Bulgarian citizenship, making known only his first name and a surname initial -- Aleksandr Zh.

Bulgarian media reports said on November 9 that the 38-year-old man is wanted in the United States for causing $7 million worth of damage to advertisement agencies.

According to the reports, the arrest warrant was issued by a court in New York.

The man will remain in custody pending a decision on his extradition to the United States.

According to the reports, the suspect has lived in Bulgaria for eight years and owns an apartment in Varna.

Based on reporting by Trud and TASS