Italy ex­tra­dites eco­nomic fugi­tive

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

One of China’s most wanted eco­nomic fugi­tives, who spent 10 years on the run in Italy, has been ex­tra­dited to face trial.

“It is thought to be the first case in which a Euro­pean coun­try has ap­proved the ex­tra­di­tion of a Chi­nese eco­nomic fugi­tive in ac­cor­dance with their laws,” the Min­istry of Public Se­cu­rity said.

The fugi­tive, a woman sur­named Zhang, was a for­mer staff mem­ber of a fi­nan­cial se­cu­ri­ties com­pany in He­bei prov­ince. Be­tween 2000 and 2005, she al­legedly used her po­si­tion to swin­dle clients, tak­ing a to­tal of 1.4 mil­lion yuan ($226,000) from their ac­counts, ac­cord­ing to the min­istry. (Photo 5)

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