Prosecutors Austria conducts the preliminary proceedings regarding Alexey Azarov, the son of the former Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov, in the case of possible money laundering, says Austrian journal referring to judicial sources.
according to the publication, pre-trial began in February. The basis for initiation of the procedure was a letter from an unnamed Bank of cases of money laundering. Participants of the investigation, in addition to Azarov, is his wife Lily, an unnamed Ukrainian national consultant on tax issues Kristof, A lawyer in commercial law Frederick B. They are suspected of money laundering, as well as violation of the law on sanctions, the magazine writes.
As the magazine stresses, the Prosecutor's office believes that Frederick B. did assets environment Yanukovych in Austria. He himself notes the publication said that comply with the laws on sanctions and that he is not aware of cases of criminal acts that could be classified As money laundering.
Azarov at the beginning of March was made by the EU to the sanctions list of persons suspected of misappropriation of public funds in Ukraine. The list also included Viktor Yanukovych, the former head of the presidential administration Andriy Klyuyev and another 16 Ukrainian bureaucrats and businessmen. Their assets were frozen on the area of the EU.
first it was announced that Azarov, As Yanukovych and other defendants in the list have filed lawsuits in the European court, demanding to withdraw the imposed against them punishment of the EU.