Billionaire Russian lawmaker under investigation in France

Russian billionaire Kerimov detained by French police in tax fraud case

Kerimov sold Anzhi past year.

Russian billionaire senator Suleyman Kerimov was charged Wednesday with tax fraud in Nice, hours after Moscow protested his arrest in the French Riviera resort.

The judge decided that Kerimov could be released from detenion but had to turn in his passport and could not leave the Alpes-Maritime county Nice is in. However, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that Kerimov's diplomatic immunity affects only his direct official powers. Russian Federation will continue its work to protect senator Suleiman Kerimov, Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

The 51-year-old is a senator in the upper house of the Russian parliament, one of two representatives from the south-western republic of Dagestan in the North Caucasus region.

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Russia's state-run Rossiya 24 TV station, citing an unnamed source, reported that Kerimov had denied any guilt. His family controls Russia's largest gold producer Polyus.

"The senator status and the fact that he is a Russian citizen is a guarantee that we will, of course, put in all possible efforts to defend his lawful interests", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on November 22. Shares in the company fell after news of his arrest broke.

Kerimov, whose fortune is estimated by Forbes to be $6.3 billion, was detained November 20 at the Nice Cote D'Azur International Airport.

Until past year, Kerimov owned Russia's Anzhi Makhachkala football club, the BBC added.

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