21 Aug 2018 17:30

Russian charged with burglary, manslaughter extradited to Russia from Hungary

MOSCOW. Aug 21 (Interfax) - The Hungarian authorities have extradited Russian citizen Boris Postolaki, who is charged with the burglary a jeweler's apartment and killing the man's mother, to Russia, the Russian Prosecutor General's Office said in a statement on Tuesday.

"Investigative bodies charged Postolaki with the crimes of [...] deliberate infliction of severe harm to health, causing death through recklessness, and robbery," the statement said.

Investigators said that Postolaki and his accomplices illegally broke into the Moscow apartment of a man who repaired and manufactured expensive jewelry in June 2015. At this time, the man's mother was in the apartment. The burglars tied her up and gagged her, and she died of suffocation. The burglars stole money and jewelry worth a total of over 18 million rubles.

Postolaki was declared internationally wanted in April 2017. In July he was discovered in Hungary, and the Russian Prosecutor General's Office filed an extradition request, which a Hungarian court granted.

"The criminal case against Postolaki is being handled by the Central Administrative District's investigative department of the Moscow branch of the Russian Investigative Committee," prosecutors said.

Postolaki was extradited to Russia escorted by officers of the Federal Penitentiary Service and the Russian Bureau of Interpol on Tuesday.