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Poland Arrests Ukrainian Wanted In U.S.

A prosecutor in Poland says a Ukrainian man has been arrested at the request of the United States, where he is wanted on suspicion of stealing and laundering at least $10 million.

Boguslaw Marcinkowska, a spokeswoman for prosecutors in Krakow, said on December 8 that the 45-year-old suspect, identified only as Oleksandr K., was arrested a week earlier and would remain in Polish custody pending a U.S. extradition request.

U.S. authorities allege he participated in money laundering, theft, and the transfer of stolen property to foreign countries.

The crimes carry a punishment in the United States of up to 20 years in prison.

Based on reporting by AP and TVP