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