ICR interrogates former Karelian Sports Minister after searches in his house
The ex-official was suspected of corruption, but after testifying, he was released.
Officers of the regional ICR’s Directorate questioned the head of the Federal Olympic Reserve School in Kondopoga and former minister of sports of Karelia, Alexander Voronov, after a search in the former official’s house was conducted. After testifying, Voronov was released, the Respublika news agency reported, citing a source in security bodies.
According to the news agency, heads of several Petrozavodsk firms that collaborated with the Ministry of Youth, Physical Culture and Sport at the time when Voronov headed it were also searched. Evidence that could indicate the corrupt activities of the ex-minister were allegedly found at Voronov’s place. Voronov left the ministerial post on March 11.
The house that Trump built. Russian billionaire nearly lost millions in a deal with future US President
Billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev managed to get back the money paid to Donald Trump. In 2008, the oligarch purchased an estate from the future US President for $95 million and recouped the invested funds only ten years later. To do so, he had to demolish the most expensive private mansion in the USA and sell the land in pieces. The successful sale of Maison de L'Amitie is currently presented as a proof that there was no ‘Russian trace' in the American presidential elections, and the deal with Rybolovlev was not a disguised bribe to the presidential candidate. However, new owners of the three parcels of the Trump's former estate remain unknown.