The Vilnius Regional Court is scheduled to hear on Friday a request to extradite Evaldas Rimašauskas, a Lithuanian national suspected of defrauding US-based Internet giants Facebook and Google of 100 million US dollars, to the United States.
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Rimašauskas was detained in mid-March and the US request for the man's extradition reached Lithuania around a month later.

Based on the international extradition treaty with the US, the Lithuanian Prosecutor General's Office has asked the court to extradite the 48-year-old suspect, who is currently under arrest.

US law-enforcement officials have brought fraud, money laundering and identity theft charges against the Lithuanian citizen.

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