Billionaire Russian lawmaker under investigation in France

Billionaire Russian lawmaker under investigation in France
 

A billionaire Russian lawmaker is under formal investigation in France, reportedly on suspicion of money laundering and tax evasion.
Suleiman Kerimov, one of Russia's richest men, was arrested late on Monday night in Nice.
Russia summoned a French diplomat in Moscow to protest about his detention and call for his immediate release.
"We will apply all efforts, maximum of efforts, to defend his legal interests," a Kremlin spokesman said.
The spokesman argued that Mr Kerimov had diplomatic immunity, which puts officials from overseas above the law of the country in which they live.... read more

 
23 November 2017 in World News, Views: 77
Source: BBC
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