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Investigation requested information on Ural Rakhimov's foreign accounts and deposits

Justice/Crime

UFA, 9 March 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Ksenia Kalinina/.

The Investigation Committee requested information on accounts and deposits of the Bashneft ex-head Ural Rakhimov in foreign banks. Due to this, the investigation's term has been extended again, TASS reports with reference to the lawyer Sergei Makarenko.

According to the investigation, Ural Rakhimov stole controlling stakes in a number of open joint-stock companies worth more than 130 billion rubles. He also had an opportunity to dispose of them at his discretion. Then Ural Rakhimov sold shares in JSFC Sistema and other legal entities. The total amount of transactions amounted to more than 2.5 billion US dollars, investigators believe.

The criminal case is still under investigation. Now Ural Rakhimov is in Austria. Previously, the court of Vienna refused to extradite him to Russia. The term of the investigation in his case expires on April 28, 2017.

As previously reported, the Moscow City Court dismissed a complaint of the lawyer of the former Bashneft owner Ural Rakhimov. Sergei Makarenko insisted on "synchronization" of his client's criminal case with the termination of the criminal prosecution of the company's next owner Vladimir Yevtushenkov. The court upheld the actions of the investigator, who had refused to "close" the case associated with the sale of the company.

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