ZAGREB, October 25, 2018 – The founder of the Agrokor food and retail conglomerate, Ivica Todorić, will be extradited to Croatia, British judge Duncan Ouseley ruled on Thursday.
London’s High Court held a hearing on Thursday to decide whether Todorić had the right to appeal against the lower-court ruling on his extradition to Croatia, where he is wanted for fraud and embezzlement of money from Agrokor.
Judge Ouseley dismissed the defence motion to allow Todorić to appeal, making the first-instance ruling final and paving the way for his extradition.
Westminster Magistrates Court judge Emma Arbuthnot granted the extradition motion on April 23, dismissing the defence arguments that Todorić was a victim of political persecution in Croatia.
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