Five Russian Senators suspected of hiding businesses in France and Finland

Five Russian Senators suspected of hiding businesses in France and Finland
Natalia Poklonskaya did not name the alleged perpetrators

The materials collected by Natalia Poklonskaya’s commission were transferred to the FSB, the Prosecutor General's Office and Rosfinmonitoring.

The State Duma's commission on monitoring the credibility of information on the incomes of deputies will verify the activities of five parliamentarians, who, as it is believed, could violate the anti-corruption legislation. Requests were also sent to the FSB, the Prosecutor General's Office and Rosfinmonitoring, the commission's head Natalia Poklonskaya said.

She clarified that the matter concerns five parliamentarians representing the factions of United Russia and Spravedlivaya Rossiya. However, Poklonskaya did not disclose their names.

In particular, according to Poklonskaya, some of them may be founders or members of the management bodies of economic entities, some of which are located in France and Finland.

The head of the commission also stressed that the materials of the check on one of the deputies, who also heads one of the committees of the Duma’s lower chamber, will be handed over to the State Duma Chairman, Vyacheslav Volodin.

“Perhaps, the chairman of the committee caused a conflict of interest in connection with the allocation of more than 1 billion rubles ($ 14,24 million) of state money to a company owned by his relative,” said Poklonskaya.

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