Russian billionaire senator placed under investigation in France

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Suleiman Kerimov, a Russian senator whose family Russia’s biggest gold producer, Polyus, has been released on bail of 5 million euros and had his passport confiscated by magistrates in Nice who have placed him under investigation for suspected money laundering and tax fraud in connection with property deals on the French Riviera.

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Suleiman Kerimov, a Russian billionaire and senator, has been placed under investigation for  laundering money gained through tax fraud in Nice and prohibited from leaving the French region after being detained by authorities for two days, reports Bloomberg.