The return of “the French prisoner”. Suleiman Kerimov appeared in the Federation Council
The Senator from Dagestan, billionaire Suleiman Kerimov today for the first time since November of last year appeared at a meeting of the Council of the Federation. For several months he was under house arrest in France, where he was suspected of tax evasion.
“Let’s welcome our French barman Suleyman Abusaidovich Kerimov, who, after a long break back in our team”, — said the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko during the meeting of the Upper house of Parliament. According to her, the colleagues of the victim “empathy” and “fought” for him. Today Kerimov, representing Dagestan in the Federation Council, for the first time since November of 2017 attended the meeting.
At the end of June, the French government withdrew from Kerimov’s prosecution for tax fraud when buying property on the Cote d’azur. The investigators failed to gather sufficient evidence against the billionaire, after which the court in nice has translated it in the status assistiveware witness. Kerimov returned the passport and a Deposit of €40 million, after which he was able to leave France, where he was forced to be under house arrest.