Court: Skating scandal suspect should be extradited
VENICE, Italy -- An Italian court ruled Tuesday that a reputed Russian mobster accused of fixing Olympic figure skating should be extradited to the United States.
Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov has been held in a Venice prison since July on U.S. charges that he helped secure a gold medal for Russia in the pairs competition at Salt Lake City in exchange for a victory for the French ice dancing team.
Tokhtakhounov, 53, denies the charges.
"The court decided on extradition, but we plan ...
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