Prosecutor General’s Office wants Senator Kerimov’s case to be transferred to Russia
The Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation has already prepared the relevant documents.
The Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia intends to ask France to transfer case against Senator Suleyman Kerimov to Russian investigators. The relevant document to be sent to Paris, Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika told RIA Novosti agency.
He also said that the practice when “people with the special status can be so easily arrested” is wrong. Chaika emphasized that Kerimov “represents interests of a big group of Russian population. He is a Senator, an elected person”, Chaika said, commenting on the arrest of the member of the Federation Council.
Besides, the Prosecutor General drew attention to the existing mechanism of transfer of criminal cases regarding Russian defendants to the Investigative Committee.
“If a citizen of Russia commits a crime in the territory of other country, we have the right to request the criminal case filed to charge this person in our country, according to our legislation”, the Prosecutor General said.
To recall, Senator and billionaire Suleyman Kerimov was detained in Nice on November 21. French authorities suspect him of evasion of taxes and money laundering. After two days, Kerimov was released on bail of 5 million euros under recognisance not to leave France. According to the investigators, Kerimov transferred from 500 million to 750 million euros into France and purchased real estate at cut price.