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"...apprehended after his unauthorized attempt to enter the Netherlands by means of counterfeit Brazilian documentation..."
As reported by Globo newspaper on Thursday, the United States has made a formal request to Brazil for the extradition of Sergey Cherkasov, a Russian citizen suspected of engaging in espionage activities.
On Tuesday, the Brazilian Foreign Ministry received the extradition request, as reported. On Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs intends to transmit the entreaty to the Justice Ministry of the nation.
The United States maintains that Cherkasov, presently incarcerated in Brazil, acted on behalf of Russian intelligence within American jurisdiction and engaged in fraudulent conduct pertaining to the acquisition of a visa and the establishment of a bank account.
Cherkasov was apprehended after his unauthorized attempt to enter the Netherlands by means of counterfeit Brazilian documentation.