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Son of former Kyiv mayor is detained on suspicion of money laundering in Spain
15:17, 12 July 2016
Son of former Kyiv mayor is detained on suspicion of money laundering in Spain

11 detained with the Russians and the Ukrainians among them

15:17, 12 July 2016

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11 detained in Spain on suspicion of money laundering, according to El Mundo.  Among them – Stepan Chernovetsky, the son of former Kyiv mayor Leonid Chernovetsky.

Reportedly, police officer conducted a search in Japanese food restaurant Yubari in Barcelona, belonging to an Armenian businessman Arman Mailyan. Police suppose the restaurant was an umbrella for money laundering. The case involves 10 million Euro.

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Besides, the searches were also made in Girona and Sagaro on Costa Brava Coast. The Russian and Ukrainian citizens are among the arrested. The arrested are accused of criminal organization set-up, money laundering, forgery and crimes against treasury.

Let’s note that Stepan Chernovetsky was a Deputy of Kyiv City Council in 2008 – 2009, member of faction “Bloc Chernovetskogo”, but stepped down to organize boxing tournaments. In December 2015 ex-mayor reported his intention to pass his business to Stepan Chernovetsky and to enter politics in Georgia.

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