UK: Russian oligarch arrested on money laundering charges

The 58-year-old oligarch was also charged with two moreYou – conspiracy to defraud the Home Office and conspiracy to commit perjury. with him Two others were arrested. One of them was a 35-year-old man believed to be working at the oligarch’s house and was arrested when he left with a bag full of cash. He was arrested on charges of money laundering and obstructing law enforcement.

Another person arrested is a 39-year-old former partner of the oligarch’s current partner. He was arrested at his home in Pimlico, central London on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to extort money.

All three were arrested They have since been released on bail.

The NCA did not name any of those arrested, but according to independent Russian media, including Agiensvo-Novosti and Nastoyashcheye Vremya television, It may be about Russian businessman Mikhail Fridman, founder and shareholder of Alfa Group – admits, among other things, his age. Fridman’s name was also reported by the Ukrainian portal Ukrainska Pravda, citing three anonymous “sources in business circles”. In the same text, the portal says that other interlocutors say the same Friedman is at home in London.

NCA said About 50 of its officers from the Anti-Kleptocracy Wing were involved in the operation at the businessman’s estate.After searching where A large number of digital devices and a large amount of cash were seized. NCA Director General Graeme Picker stressed that although the unit was only established this year, it has already achieved significant success in investigating potential criminal activities of oligarchs.

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