Businessman Boris Usherovich requests UK asylum

Businessman Boris Usherovich requests UK asylum
Boris Usherovich

On the eve, the Basmanny District Court of Moscow arrested him at the ICR request.

Co-owner of the 1520 company Boris Usherovich asked the UK authorities to grant him political asylum. According to Rosbalt, citing sources, the migration officer interrogated the businessman for almost six hours at the time of filing the application. As a result, he managed to obtain the status of a political asylum seeker.

On the eve, the Basmanny District Court of Moscow arrested him at the ICR request. The investigation accused him of bribing Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko. Also, the ICR asks to arrest Ivan Stankevich, the member of the Novoye Vremya bank board of directors, and businessman Dmitry Motorin in absentia. The court arrested a member of the Roszheldorproekt JSC board of directors and co-owner of the 1520 group of companies Valery Markelov in October 2018. According to investigators, most of the funds withdrawn from Zakharchenko came from him.

Markelov agreed to cooperate with the investigation to conclude a pre-trial agreement. It was reported that he named the persons involved in the theft of funds received from the Russian Railways, as well as in the laundering of these funds. According to investigators, Dmitry Zakharchenko received a monthly “salary” in the amount of $150.000 and a premium in the form of real estate and large sums of money in exchange for patronage through law enforcement and special services from the plunderers of Russian Railways funds.

Recall that Boris Usherovich repeatedly became the hero of the CrimeRussia investigations.

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