Interpol Drops Red Notice against Yevgeniy Prigozhin Even Though US Charges Remain

Some days ago, the Moscow Times reported that Interpol had dropped the extradition notice for Yevgeniy Prigozhin based on DOJ’s dismissal of charges against his shell companies.

Interpol has removed catering magnate Yevgeny Prigozhin from its international alert list after U.S. prosecutors dropped a criminal case into election meddling against his company.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed in March the case against Concord Management and Consulting LLC, less than a month before the company was due to face a criminal trial in the case. Its executive Yevgeny Prigozhin, 12 individuals and two other entities were charged in 2018 with conspiracy to defraud the United States for their alleged role in funding a propaganda operation to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

Though the report doesn’t say this explicitly, the charges against Prigozhin have not been dropped. DOJ only dropped the charges against Prigozhin’s corporate person, not his biological person.

Nevertheless, the publicly released letter appears to indicate that the Red Notice against Prigozhin himself has indeed been dropped.

I’ve asked for clarification from Interpol but gotten no response.

According to a VKontakte announcement, Interpol’s action comes in advance of several planned trips for Prigozhin into jurisdictions where he could be extradited, including Germany.

9 replies
  1. Rugger9 says:

    Putin’s crony wants to travel but can’t because of US criminal charges, which are waved away by AG Barr and pixie dust. Has anyone checked the case number under which charges were brought?

    • Ruthie says:

      I can’t imagine that removing the Red Notice regarding his company while one remains on him as an individual would affect Prigozhin’s ability to travel abroad.

      Am I missing something?

      • bmaz says:

        You are missing that you have no clue what the full facts are vis a vis the US charges, the ones that still remain, and the entry of the initial Red Notice.

    • bmaz says:

      Why are you “not surprised”? Are you experienced in international Red Notices? Do you know whether or not there was a real individual case against Prigozhin without the corporate entities’ acts? Do you know whether or not the US was asked to restate their case, much less whether they complied, after the mid-March dismissal of the corporate entities?

      Why do you think Marcy is asking further questions?

      • klynn says:

        I’m not surprised. Just have momentary disbelief and then remember where our DOJ is right now. Pixie dust continues perhaps? There are clearly lots of unanswered questions. I’m glad Marcy is investigating.

  2. x174 says:

    the unleashing of putin’s chef has been part of the traitor-in-chief’s long game.* more recently, prigozhin has declared Russian legal war [?] against navalny while he, navalny, was in a coma.** given that russia will be in dire straits if our failure-in-chief is not re-installed, with germany’s threat to block nord stream2, and navalny’s recent coming out of a medically induced coma, it’s probably a good idea to get to know putin’s chef a little better.*** my guess: prigozhin is on a holy crusade: he’ll share putin’s threats with angela, give the impression that it was prigozhin who wants navalny dead, and with a little luck, meddle gloriously in the 2020 presidential election.

    *see 12 march 2020 article

    • soothsayer says:

      I’d previously read those articles, and a few others.

      I’ve been keeping up on this thing which I like to call Prickozhin.

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