A Serbian criminal group helped Artyom Uss, the son of the former governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory Alexander Uss, leave Italy, where he was awaiting extradition to the United States. According to The Wall Street Journal, citing a source familiar with the situation, the Russian reached Serbia by car and from there, presumably, flew to Moscow.
It is specified that in the process of escaping, Uss changed the car at least once, and also crossed several borders.
Earlier, Corriere della Sera wrote that Russian special services helped Uss escape, and La Republica suggested that he left through Slovenia and Serbia, changing cars. It was reported that at least ten people helped the fugitive, Italian investigators have already identified some of them.
Italian authorities detained Artem Uss last October at the request of the United States, where he is accused of oil smuggling, illegal export of military technology and money laundering. In March, a court in Milan approved the extradition of the Russian, and a few days later he escaped from house arrest. The US authorities asked the Italian Ministry of Justice to send Uss into custody, indicating that over the previous three years in Italy, six people escaped from house arrest, whose extradition was sought by the Americans. The Ministry of Justice replied that the measure of restraint is chosen by the judges.
In April, Italian Justice Minister Carlo Nordio filed a disciplinary case against the judges of the Milan Court of Appeal who placed Uss under house arrest. The judges' union criticized the decision and threatened to go on strike.
In early April, the press service of the Krasnoyarsk governor reported that his son had returned to Russia. Later, Alexander Uss recorded a video message in which he thanked everyone who supported his son, and especially Vladimir Putin. On April 20, Alexander Uss announced that he was resigning from the post of governor, because he "received an offer to continue working at the federal level."