Bloomberg Law
March 24, 2023, 7:42 AM

Russian Suspect Key to US Tech Probes Escapes Arrest in Italy

Daniele Lepido
Daniele Lepido
Bloomberg News

A politically connected Russian who’s facing extradition to the US on charges of evading US sanctions and money-laundering escaped from house arrest in Milan after breaking his electronic bracelet.

Artem Uss, 40, the son of a Siberian governor, was accused by American prosecutors of being involved in a global network that illegally imported US technology to support President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine.

One of Uss’s Italy-based lawyers told Bloomberg by phone that the Russian’s whereabouts are still unknown. “We can confirm Artem Uss has escaped and we are shocked about that,” the lawyer said.

The fugitive Russian may ...

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