Britain extradites Agrokor founder to Croatia – TV

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FILE PHOTO: Croatian businessman Ivica Todoric emerges from the Royal Courts of Justice with one of his legal team, Cherie Booth, after the court ruled on his extradition, in London, Britain, October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

ZAGREB (Reuters) – Britain on Wednesday extradited to Croatia Ivica Todoric, the founder of beleaguered food producer and retailer Agrokor [AGROK.UL], to face allegations of fraud totalling tens of millions of euros, Croatian TV news channel N1 reported.

A regular flight from London carrying Todoric under police escort landed at Zagreb airport, N1 said.

Todoric and 14 other people, including former top managers in Agrokor, are being investigated for their role in the debt and liquidity crisis at the company, which is the largest employer in the Balkans.

Todoric denies any wrongdoing.

(The story was refiled to correct the word order in the third paragraph)

Reporting by Igor Ilic; Editing by Kirsten Donovan

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