World Bulletin / News Desk
A Lithuanian appeal court on Friday ordered the extradition to the United States of a man accused of swindling $100 million (85 million euros) from tech giants Google and Facebook.
The 48-year-old was arrested in March in EU member Lithuania at the request of US authorities, who accuse him of deceiving the two US firms in 2013-2015 by posing as a large Asia-based hardware vendor.
Rimasauskas is charged with defrauding Google of $23.3 million from and $99 million from Facebook, according to the court's press release.
He is also accused of forging invoices, contracts and letters to trick the companies into wiring money to bank accounts in Latvia and Cyprus.
The decision is final but the handover date has not yet been announced.
California-based internet giant Google insisted in July that the scam was pulled off using deception and that none of its systems were hacked.
Google also said it had updated its internal processes to guard against similar incidents and recovered the money lost.
Electoral coalitions in Iraq are often formed based on sectarian and ethnic lines
Al-Aqsa officials are warned not to carry out any renovation work at flashpoint holy site, local official says
Rescue team has not ruled out possibility of locating more bodies
Israeli officials say Gaza economy was “like from zero to below zero”
Salim al-Jubouri also stresses need to support war-ravaged Nineveh province in post-ISIL era
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders insisted that Trump said "I'd," not "I" as the newspaper reported.
Palestinian minister says Israeli government violates Christian, Muslim places of worship
Five people are still missing after the mudslides, according to an update on the County of Santa Barbara's website, which warned people to "anticipate the numbers of missing persons to fluctuate significantly."
Haider al-Abadi forms Victory Coalition and calls on political groups to join his ‘supra-sectarian national coalition’
‘The U.S. Pacific Command has detected no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii,’ says Pentagon
Palestine Liberation Organization calls for the assurance of the establishment of the Palestinian state
Antonio Guterres says UN supports Colombian peace process
Speculation about Haley's presidential ambitious has picked up since she defended Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, staring down friends and foes alike at the world body.
"The G7 serves well as a proving or testing ground for discussions that could eventually go into the G20 or the United Nations or international financial institutions," Peter Boehm, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's G7 representative, said in an interview with AFP.