Nice Office of Public Prosecutor allowed Kerimov to leave France five times

Nice Office of Public Prosecutor allowed Kerimov to leave France five times
Suleyman Kerimov

Earlier, only two visits of the Senator to Moscow were reported.

Member of the Federation Council Suleyman Kerimov, who became a participant in the tax evasion case, left France five times being under recognizance not to leave. Prosecutor of Nice Jean-Michel Prêtre told this RBC, noting that each Senator's departure was agreed.

The interlocutor of the portal noted that permission to leave was issued in connection with "special reasons", Kerimov, according to the prosecutor of Nice, flew to the Russian Federation five times.

Prêtre also noted that he is not aware of any violations of the agreed terms for returning to Nice from Kerimov. Now, according to prosecutors, the member of the Federation Council is in France.

Earlier it was reported about Kerimov's two visits to Russia, which he coordinated with French law enforcers. In particular, the media wrote that in January the Senator received permission to fly to Russia to visit a sick relative. In February, Kerimov flew back to Moscow for "personal reasons". According to RBC sources, Kerimov came to solve "problems with his case" in France, and could meet with Head of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko.

Recall that the businessman was detained at the airport in Nice on November 20, 2017. He is suspected of tax evasion when buying real estate on the Cote d'Azur at a discounted price. The total amount of transactions, according to the Prosecutor's office of Nice, was about €400 million.

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