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U.S. Embassy Statement on the Arrest in London of Maxim Bakiyev

October 13, 2012

The office of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic announced last night the arrest in London of Maxim Bakiyev. The U.S. Embassy confirms that the U.S. Department of Justice has a criminal case against Mr. Bakiyev based on his alleged violation of U.S. laws. The United States has requested the extradition of Mr. Bakiyev from the United Kingdom to face trial in U.S. federal court on serious charges of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and obstruction of justice. If convicted, Mr. Bakiyev could face a lengthy prison sentence.