Assistant Suleiman Kerimov Alexei Krasovsky said that the newspaper Nice-Matin that the Senator owns property on the French Riviera, not true. “Suleiman Kerimov is the owner of the property referred to in publications, and other real estate outside of Russia”, — he stressed.
Previously Nice-Matin reported that the police of the commune “Antibes” raided the Villa Hier in the South of France in search of documents testifying to its present owner. As wrote the edition, found there the account of the upholsterer on almost €580 thousand, and other documents and family photos can be a proof that the “Villa Hier and the surrounding of the luxury buildings owned by Suleiman Kerimov”.
According to the newspaper, the area of the Villa Hier — 12 thousand sq. m. nearby, there are other forks — Medy Roc, Lexa and Fiorella. The total area of these houses is 90 sq m. the Searches, which writes the edition took place on 15 February, but became aware of them only now.
As noted by Nice-Matin, the investigators became interested in the conditions of acquisition of specified property, the reason is a mismatch between the purchase price market. In particular, pointed to the publication, the Villa Hier was bought for €35 million, but some of the materials of the case show that to the seller in Switzerland, the buyer is moved to €61 million more. According to the documents, said the newspaper, all the villas owned by Swiss financier Alexander Studhalter.
Media reported about a search on “Villa Kerimov” in the South of France