Artem Uss, the Russian entrepreneur and son of the governor of a Siberian region blocked on October 17, has escaped from house arrest after breaking his electronic bracelet, following an international arrest warrant from the New York judicial authority, against whom, two days ago, the Milan Court of Appeal granted extradition to the United States.
The man, waiting to challenge the judges' ruling, disappeared from the house in the Milan area where he was under house arrest yesterday afternoon.
The police are looking for him.
The 40-year-old entrepreneur, who had first been put in jail and then after a few days under house arrest in his home in Basiglio (Milan), ended up at the center of a delicate case that affects relations between states, in particular the USA and Russia, in a complex international scenario, given the ongoing war in Ukraine.
USS's defense had pointed out in a hearing that the man's arrest would be aimed at, so the lawyers said, a "prisoner exchange", because the United States would be interested in obtaining the release of Paul Whelan , a businessman sentenced in Moscow to 16 years in 2020. And on October 21, Putin's spokesman, Dmitri Peskov, said that "Russian diplomatic missions will do their best to protect the interests of Uss".