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Russian Federation seeks release of billionaire senator held in France

24 November, 2017, 01:04 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Russian lawmaker Kerimov detained by French police in tax evasion case

Kerimov sold Anzhi previous year.

The Swiss entrepreneur and formal owner of the Villa Hier in the French Riviera said that the French law enforcement and tax authorities were putting pressure both on him and his friend and business partner Suleiman Kerimov to "illegally collect a tax", Vedomosti reported. He was also ordered to post a bail of five million euros ($5.9 million) and to check in with police several times per week.

Kerimov was arrested at Nice airport overnight into Tuesday.

Kerimov's family now controls Russia's largest gold producer Polyus, where his son is the legal owner of the majority stake. Russian Federation will continue its work to protect senator Suleiman Kerimov, Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters.




Russian state news channel Rossiya 24 reported that Mr Kerimov denied any wrongdoing.

"The senator status and the fact that he is a Russian citizen is a guarantee that we will, of course, put in all possible efforts to defend his lawful interests", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on November 22.

The so-called Anzhi project, to transform a side with little prior success from one of Russia's poorest regions, into a European powerhouse happened nearly overnight but just as quickly Kerimov, ranked by Forbes magazine as Russia's 21st wealthiest businessman, took an axe to the club's budgets.

Kerimov represents the southern region of Daghestan in Russia's upper house of parliament, known as the Federal Council, and the Russian Foreign Ministry said earlier that it had notified France that he has diplomatic immunity.

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