WASHINGTON (January 8, 2019) / PRNewswire / – During an international telephone press conference with American, European and Indian media, Lanny J. Davis, the official American representative of Dmitry Firtash, who is under US prosecutors and prosecutors from the US Department of Justice in Chicago called on prosecutors to “correct” an appeal to an Austrian court containing a “false” allegation that Mr. Firtash and his colleagues are the authors of the “bribe” document Ikam in order to obtain a license for the extraction of titanium in India.

On December 31, 2018, the New York Times published a lengthy article confirming that the document, which the American prosecutors considered “obvious evidence” of Mr. Firtash’s guilt in offering a bribe by an Indian official, is in fact not at all. Moreover, Times reporters were able to prove that the document, which is a single PowerPoint slide, which states that it was intended to bribe certain representatives of the government of India to obtain a mining license, was completely compiled by McKinsey & Company without any involvement from side of Mr. Firtash and his colleagues. See the link here .

Dan Webb, attorney for Dmitry Firtash and former US attorney in Chicago, citing the Times article, notes: “Mr. Firtash is in no way involved in creating or presenting a PowerPoint slide with the bribe offered by US prosecutors grounds for his extradition to the United States. “

Mr. Davis also stressed that the charges publicly brought against Dmitry Firtash in 2013 “did not contain a single reference to bribes offering

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