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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Borodin Returns to U.S. Jail From Hospital

NEW YORK - A former Kremlin aide being held in the United States on Swiss money laundering charges has been moved back to jail from a hospital where he was treated for chest pains, his attorney said Wednesday.

Pavel Borodin, 54, who was arrested in New York in January at the request of Swiss prosecutors who want him extradited to Switzerland, was moved to an unidentified hospital Monday.

Borodin's attorney Barry Kingham said his client was moved from the hospital back to jail, where he said he was "resting comfortably."

Several requests by Borodin's lawyers to free him on bail have been rejected by a U.S. federal magistrate in Brooklyn.

Kingham said he planned to request at a hearing Friday that Borodin be released and guarded by a private security firm, paid for by the Russian. He would also wear an electronic surveillance bracelet.

The Russian official once headed the Kremlin's vast property empire, and his latest job was as secretary of a nebulous political union between Russia and Belarus.

He has denied the Swiss charges of money laundering while in his Kremlin job and said he was ready to face Swiss prosecutors if freed.

The Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow, which has been pressing the United States to release Borodin, complained earlier in the week that he had been moved to the hospital in "complete secrecy" and neither Russian officials nor his lawyers were informed for some time.