Fugitive Russian tycoon Yuriy Megel nabbed on Ligurian coast

Former Naftogaz MD arrested in Cinque Terre hotel

(ANSA) La Spezia, July 4 - Fugitive Russian magnate Yuriy Megul was arrested by Italian police on the Ligurian coast Friday on charges of fraud and tax evasion, ending a five year hunt by Interpol, police said. Megul, aged 41, had been managing director of numerous companies including the Ukrainian energy concern Naftogaz before he went on the run.
    Police arrested the Russian at his hotel in the resort of Levanto in the tourist-famed Cinque Terre district as he was about to go to the beach together with an Austrian girlfriend, police sources said.
    Megul was taken to the Villa Andreino prison where he was being held pending a formal extradition request from Russian authorities.


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