BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romanian authorities have extradited a Chilean fugitive accused of embezzling almost a billion dollars, the police said on Wednesday.


Rafael Garay was arrested in the Romanian city of Brasov last November. Santiago de Chile had issued an international arrest warrant for him in September 2016, charging he had fled the country with about $900 million belonging to investors in a company he controlled.


Garay announced to investors in June 2016 that he had to close the firm and undergo treatment in France for brain cancer.


Garay was put aboard a regular Bucharest-Paris flight at midday.


(Reporting by Radu Marinas, editing by Larry King)