Marbella football club owner detained in Spain in case of Russian mafia
Alexander Grinberg appeared in the company of one of the leaders of Arnold Tamm’s criminal community.
Russian businessman and the owner of football club Marbella, Alexander Grinberg, appeared in the company of one of the leaders of Arnold Tamm’s criminal community. He was detained in Spain as part of special operation to detain members of Russian Solntsevskaya organized criminal group, El Mundo reports.
According to the newspaper, the Spanish law enforcement authorities detained Grinberg together with Arnold Tamm - Arnold Spivakovsky, the ex-CEO of Kosmos hotel complex and also former chairman of the board of directors of hotel association Intourist. The newspaper calls him one of the leaders of the group.
According to the newspaper, the main goal of law enforcement authorities is Semyon Mogilevich – former co-owner of Inkombank, who is wanted by FBI for frauds with stocks of the American company YBM Magenex International. Spivakovsky, as the newspaper writes, is connected with Mogilevich.
DiarioSur revealed the details of Grinberg’s detention. According to the media, the detention took place in the region of Costa del Sol with the help of a helicopter. Besides, within the operation, searches in several offices in cities Mikhas, Estepona, Puerto-Banus and Marbella and also at the office of football club Marbella were carried out.
In total 11 people were arrested: along with Grinberg, owner of Agua de Mijas drinking water producer and one of his assistants were detained. All of them are accused of participation in organized criminal groups and money laundering by Russian mafia in Spain.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).