The Brussels Prosecutor’s office is looking into Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska’s Belgian investments. He is suspected of money laundering, De Tijd reported on Saturday. The Financial Information Department (CTIF) has serious doubts about tens of millions the Russian invested in art and property in Belgium. The case, which is being dealt with by the Brussels Prosecutor’s office, is looking into how Mr Deripaska received a property as “patron and sponsor” of an association in Uccle. He received it via several companies and bank accounts in Liechtenstein and Cyprus.
The investigation will have to determine whether it is a money laundering case.
“The Prosecutor’s office can only confirm that an investigation has been opened” said its spokesman. The association has chosen not to comment.
Maria Novak (Source: Belga)