It was claimed in court today that the Russian former owner of Portsmouth Football Club was the primary mover in a 500 million Euro fraud which forced the bank he controlled to be nationalised.
Vladimir Antonov and his Lithuanian business partner are fighting extradition to Lithuania. The men claim they are victims of a politically motivated conspiracy. The hearing in London is expected to last two weeks.
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