- 6 December 2017
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French court decides against imprisoning Russian Senator Kerimov
The court of Aix-en-Provence did not detain Russian Senator Suleyman Kerimov accused of money laundering and tax evasion in France, TASS reported citing a spokesperson of the prosecution.
This leaves Kerimov under the obligation not to leave the place; plus, the court increased the bail amount, from €5 million up to €40 million.
French law enforcement agencies believe that the senator illegally brought into the country a sum of at least €500 million and up to €750 million. The prosecutor of Nice, Jean-Michel Prêtre said that Kerimov had imported the money with the purpose of laundering it by buying villas.
Kerimov’s detention in Nice was reported on November 20. A real estate agent was also arrested in the case, as well as Cédric Faugeroux, who had managed the villas and was subsequently released on a bail of €140.000.
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