UK Court Approves Galojan Extradition ({{commentsTotal}})

Anna-Maria Galojan
Anna-Maria Galojan Source: Photo: Postimees/Scanpix
The London Westminster Magistrates’ Court decided to extradite Anna-Maria Galojan, a former politician convicted of embezzling in Estonia, back to Tallinn on Friday, though she is able to appeal the verdict.

The head of the public relations at the Ministry of Justice, Katrin Lunt, told the daily Postimees that they have received confirmation of the court approving the extradition request, but it has not entered into force yet, which means Galojan can still appeal.

In May 2011, Galojan was convicted of stealing around 60,000 euros from the non-profit group European Movement Estonia while she headed the organization in 2007. She was sentenced to one year and 10 months in prison, of which she would have had to serve five months immediately.

The ministry submitted a request for extradition in February 2012, when she failed to appear to serve prison time and fled to London.