Firtash declared in the international search

Фирташа объявили в международный розыск

Firtash Spain was declared wanted

In the international search of Ukrainian oligarch declared anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office in Spain.

Gas tycoon Dmitry Firtash, the Prosecutor’s office of Spain suspected of laundering large sums of money. Firtash is wanted, together with two accomplices – citizens of Ukraine, reports DW on Friday, 25 November, the representative of the Prosecutor’s office. To name these persons, he refused, explaining the failure of “investigation”.

Simultaneously with the issuance of warrants to search in Barcelona in the resort town of Marbella on November 24 were arrested five other suspects in the case of Firtash. According to prosecutors, they engaged in money laundering Ukrainian oligarch. Among the detainees – known Spanish lawyer Antonio de Fortuny.

According to prosecutors, these people have created Firtash for a number of offshore companies in Panama, although a part of the capital settled in Spain – invest in property. To name the exact sum the Prosecutor refused. He also said that the case of Firtash considers the Prosecutor’s office in the framework of operation “Variola”, which began in July 2016 with the arrest in Barcelona of the son of the former mayor of Kiev Leonid Chernovetsky – Stepan Chernovetskiy, and 11 persons suspected of money laundering. Stepan Chernovetsky was released from custody in the summer, but remains under investigation.

The documents found during the searches in the case of Chernivtsi, and helped the investigation to find the Dmitry Firtash, said the Prosecutor. However, he doubted that the Ukrainian oligarch ever fall into the hands of the Spanish justice. After all, Firtash’s for several years unsuccessfully searching for the Federal Bureau of investigation United States in connection with the more serious charges, including bribe in exchange for a license for the exploration of titanium in India. Tycoon is looking for and Ukraine.

We will remind, earlier it was reported that Vienna was raided in the house of Firtash.

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