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Cambodia deports fugitive Russian tycoon

Cambodia deports fugitive Russian tycoon Sergei Polonsky, accused of embezzling $175 million

Cambodia deports fugitive Russian tycoon

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodia has deported a fugitive Russian tycoon who was living illegally in the Southeast Asian country after he was accused of embezzling $175 million in his homeland.

Immigration official Ouk Hey Sela says Sergei Polonsky was put on a flight transiting through Vietnam to Moscow early Sunday morning.

Polonsky is accompanied by Russian authorities. He was arrested Friday in the southern Cambodian coastal town of Sihanoukville.

The real estate tycoon was charged in Russia in June 2013 with embezzling more than 5.7 billion rubles ($175 million) from 80 property investors.

Interpol placed Polonsky on its "red list" of top fugitives wanted on charges of massive fraud.

Updated : 2021-09-17 09:23 GMT+08:00