Agalarov’s Crocus Group US bank accounts closed
The US prosecutor’s office suspects the oligarch of meddling with the recent presidential elections.
Union Bank notified the owner of the Crocus Group, Araz Agalarov, about the closure of his bank accounts in the United States. 10 days earlier, the country's prosecutor’s office got interested in the oligarch’s transactions. The entrepreneur is suspected of meddling with the US presidential election and financing Donald Trump’s election campaign, RBC reports.
On June 3, 2016, Natalia Veselnitskaya’s lawyer met with Trump’s son and allegedly handed him compromising material against Hilary Clinton, who also participated in the presidential elections. On the same day, according to the US prosecutor's office, Agalarov tried to transfer $ 3.3 million to the representative of the Crocus Group in the United States, Irakly Kaveladze. Before reaching Kaveladze, the money went through a chain from Citibank, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley.
According to Kaveladze, three US banks the names of which the company’s representative did not disclose refused to provide services to the Crocus Group.
It is to be recalled that in April 2018, the National Committee of the US Democratic Party sued Agalarov, Donald Trump, his son and son-in-law, Paul Manafort, Russia and the headquarters of the General Staff. The defendants allegedly influenced the result of the 2016 US presidential election.
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