NUR-SULTAN (TCA) — Kazakh opposition leader Mukhtar Ablyazov has been charged in Paris with embezzling $7.5 billion in a case brought by Kazakhstan, according to one of his lawyers, RFE/RL reported.
Gerard Cholakian said Ablyazov, who was recently granted political asylum in France, was charged with “aggravated abuse of trust” and “money laundering” before he was released under judicial oversight.
“The Paris prosecutor’s office picked up a complaint from Kazakhstan that it could have refused to take into consideration and foolishly raised it with a French examining magistrate,” the lawyer said, according to AFP.
The Kazakh government filed the complaint in Paris in …read more
Source:: The Times of Central Asia