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Switzerland to Extradite Adamov to US

Switzerland has decided to extradite Russia's former nuclear energy minister to the United States to face corruption charges instead of to his homeland.

Swiss authorities say has 30 days to appeal the decision. He was arrested in Bern in May.

The Swiss say they decided to extradite him to the United States because he can be sent to Russia after U.S. judicial proceedings against him conclude. Had he faced charges in Russia first, Mr. Adamov could not have then been sent to the United States.

American officials accuse Mr. Adamov of embezzling $9 million in U.S. funds earmarked for guaranteeing the security of Russian nuclear sites. Russian authorities are concerned Mr. Adamov could divulge nuclear secrets during a U.S trial.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.