Tanayev Wanted in Kyrgyzstan

by Nathan Hamm on 6/6/2005

Kyrgyzstan’s Prosecutor General has issued a warrant for the arrest of former PM Nikolai Tanayev. He is believed to be in Russia, where he was appointed as aide to the governor of the Penza region in April. The Penza government claims he does not actually work for them and hasn’t said if it knows his whereabouts.

RFE/RL adds that an extradition request has been sent to Moscow and that Tanayev is wanted for improperly transferring $1 million to a company owned by his son.


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