Russian billionaire senator under investigation in France

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Resources magnate Suleiman Kerimov was arrested in Nice on suspicion of aggravated laundering of tax fraud proceeds

A French judge has placed the Russian businessman and senator Suleiman Kerimov, whose interests the Kremlin has pledged to defend, under formal investigation after his arrest in a tax evasion case.

The investigation, a step that often but not always leads to a trial in the French legal system, was opened on suspicion of aggravated laundering of tax fraud proceeds, a crime that carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years.

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