Magomedov brothers give French police tip on Kerimov
The Magomedovs’ partner, businessman David Kaplan acted as a mediator in transferring the information. It was after this that the senator was detained in Nice.
The co-owners of Summa Group, Ziyavudin and Magomed Magomedov, now arrested on suspicion of swindling, gave the French police a tip on the money-laundering by Senator Suleyman Kerimov, This is reported by Dozhd referring to a source close to the FSB.
According to the channel's interviewee, it was Magomedovs’ partner, businessman David Kaplan, who transferred the documents to Nice. It was after this that Kerimov was detained on charges of tax evasion and money laundering.
To recall, in mid-January, Kerimov was released from under arrest to visit Russia, where he met with Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko. After that, several prominent businessmen and politicians sent their letters of comfort to Paris. Some sources say that President of Russia Vladimir Putin showed informal support for Kerimov. In late June, French authorities cleared him of the charges.
The TV channel’s source associates the arrest of the Magomedov brothers with the case of Kerimov. The brothers and the senator had a conflict over the Makhachkala port. To recall, soon after the detention of Kerimov in Nice, the Magomedov brothers were accused of stealing more than 2.5 billion rubles ($38 million) from the budget.
“To turn Kerimov in like this! Vladimir Vladimirovich didn’t like it. He does not like when our citizens solve their conflicts abroad,” the TV channel’s source close to Kerimov’s entourage said.
In 2018, the official became a founder of a fund that deals with shooting and entrapment of wild animals in a hunting sector he supervises. With that, the official did not report about it to his senior executives.