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Firtash Stays in Custody as $174 Million Bail Is Set

Dmitry Firtash, the Ukrainian billionaire who made his fortune importing Russian gas, will remain in custody for possible extradition to the U.S., a Vienna court ruled. Bail was set at 125 million euros ($174 million).

The court still has to rule on the extradition request for Firtash, 48, who was detained yesterday, the city criminal court said in a statement today. U.S. authorities suspect him of bribery and participating in a criminal organization, the court said. Firtash appealed the verdict, it said.