Suleiman Kerimov allowed the trip to Russia
PARIS, January 19. /TASS/. Russian businessman and Senator Suleiman Kerimov under investigation in France received the right to make a brief trip to Russia. This was announced on Friday by AFP, the Prosecutor of the city of nice, Jean-Michel Prêtre.
“Mr Kerimov received permission from the investigating judge to make a brief trip to Russia to visit a close relative — brother or cousin. Permission to go to Russia to return to France issued for a period from this Friday to Sunday inclusive,” — said the Prosecutor.
A member of the Federation Council Suleiman Kerimov, was detained by members of the French police at nice airport on the night of November 21. Immediately after receiving information about the incident arrived at the scene the staff of the Consulate General of Russia in city Villefranche-sur-Mer.
The next day he was formally charged under article “money laundering with tax evasion”, the court of nice after the hearing decided to release the Senator on bail of €5 million and the restriction of freedom of movement. Since then Karimov could not leave the French Department of Alpes-Maritimes and must regularly report to local police stations.
The case was then referred to the judge-the investigator, who is now conducting examinations before trial. With all of the judges protected by the secret investigation. As previously reported by TASS, the Prosecutor of nice, Jean-Michel Pratt, pre-trial investigation in the case Kerimova will last “at least six months.”