Former Pompey owner Antonov is given bail again

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FORMER Pompey owner Vladimir Antonov has been rebailed over fraud allegations at a Lithuanian bank.

Mr Antonov, of Ladbroke Square, London, was not present at the bail condition hearing at City of Westminster Magistrates’ court today.

He is accused of a £200m fraud at AB Bankas Snoras along with business partner Raimondas Baranauskas, who also did not attend the hearing.

They were represented by their legal teams.

Mr Antonov, who stepped down as Pompey chairman in November, was the bank’s major shareholder.

Mr Antonov was subject to a European Arrest Warrant issued by the Lithuanian authorities in November over allegations of fraudulent accounting, document forgery and money laundering.

Both Mr Antonov and Mr Baranauskas are due to reappear at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court on May 8.