Irish money launderer Khodorkovsky

Khodorkovsky asked Irish court to unfreeze his €100 million.
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Mikhail Khodorkovsky lives in England, and in neighboring Ireland are still under arrest belonging to him € 100 ppm Presumably, when the tycoon to invest in local funds, and his head could not come that Ireland will be the only country in Western Europe, which will accept the decision of the Russian courts in cases of Yukos shareholders. In Dublin believe Mr Khodorkovsky's financial and criminal conduct against his anti-corruption investigations.

According to RBC, the former owner of Yukos, Mikhail Khodorkovsky appealed to the district court to Dublin for € 100 million defrosting that were blocked in 2011 at the request of the Irish Financial Police. These funds have been frozen in connection with the verdict Khamovniki Court from 2010, when the court appointed Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev additional prison terms for stealing oil and laundering of the proceeds from its sale, it follows from the press release of Mikhail Khodorkovsky site and materials The Irish Times, which follow this process. Hearing in Dublin trial began on November 21 and will last a few days.

More than € 100 million in question, stored in two funds, located in Ireland, the site says Khodorkovsky. These funds belong to the trust on the island of Guernsey, which is a beneficiary of Khodorkovsky, writes The Irish Times with reference to the statement by his lawyer, Remy Farrell in court. The money had been frozen by the court at the request of the Irish Office for the investigation of economic crime, the law on combating money laundering and terrorist financing. Under Irish legislation, the financial police can through the courts to freeze funds under the anti-money laundering investigations for 28 days, repeating this process as many times as the police and doing for the past five and a half years.

"I can not say that I can not live without this money, but I do a considerable social and civic work, I spend this much money and, of course, could find use this money", - explained Khodorkovsky told The Irish Times his desire to return € 100 million.

According to Farrell, these funds are derived from dividends Yukos and related transactions to repurchase shares of the company from shareholders, which date from 2002 and 2003 years. Irish financial intelligence agencies suspected that the money may be associated with the criminal scheme, referred to in the verdict of the Russian court. The investigation continues in Ireland, and Khodorkovsky - a potential suspect, but the decision on this should take the chief prosecutor of Ireland, writes The Irish Times with reference to Michael McDowell, representing the Irish police in court.

Financial Police of Ireland - "the only government agency in the free world, which, apparently, considers lawful decisions of Russian courts on the" Yukos case ", said the court Khodorkovsky defender. But, according to McDowell, Russia and Ireland are bound by a number of international agreements - the Irish authorities do not consider the Russian sentence meaningless. The Law on Prevention of Money Laundering imposes on Khodorkovsky's burden of proving that the frozen funds were not related to the criminal scheme, says McDowell.

In 2016, Khodorkovsky, who now lives in London and is engaged in socio-political movement "Open Russia", returned to the list of 200 richest businessmen of Russia according to Forbes magazine. The publication estimated his fortune at $ 500 million. In 2005, already in custody, Khodorkovsky donated his longtime business partner Leonid Nevzlin shares in trusts in Guernsey, thereby ceasing to qualify for any assets remaining after Yukos. Trust, whose funds are frozen in Ireland has never been the beneficiary of the shares of Yukos, Khodorkovsky said RBC representative.