Kerimov returned to France

Kerimov returned to France

A member of the Federation Council Suleiman Kerimov, who in France were charged with money laundering, returned to nice after a trip to Russia.

On Tuesday reports Reuters, citing the city Prosecutor Jean-Michel Pretre. “He came back on Monday,” said he to the Agency. It is noted that Karimov during a visit to the Russian Federation held a meeting with speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko.

The Arrest Kerimov

Kerimov, was detained by members of the French police at nice airport on the night of 21 November last year. Immediately after receiving information about the incident arrived at the scene the staff of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation.

The next day the MP was formally charged under article “money Laundering with tax evasion”, the court of nice after the hearing decided to release the Senator on bail in 5 million Euro and with 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 Prêtre, pre-trial investigation in the case Kerimova will last “at least six months.”

On 19 January the Prosecutor of nice, Jean-Michel Prêtre reported that Kerimov had received permission from the investigating judge to make a brief three-day trip (Friday to Sunday) to visit a close relative.