Business Ombudsman asks prosecutors not to detain businessman from “London List”
MOSCOW, August 30 (RAPSI) – Business Ombudsman Boris Titov has asked the Prosecutor General’s Office not to undertake measures of restraint to entrepreneur Alexander Aravsky, who is ready to voluntary return to Russia from Israel for investigation, the Ombudsman’s press-service informs.
According to the statement, Aravsky was the director of a successful farm in the Smolensk Region, which became an object of investigation due to allegedly improperly obtained subsidies.
The businessman informed Titiov that he had returned to the state the amount of alleged damages even before the launch of the probe.
Aravsky’s name is 55th on the so-called “London List” presented by the Business Ombudsman to President Vladimir Putin in 2018, which originally comprised more than 20 persons evading Russian justice in Britain. He also asked Prosecutor General Yury Chaika to render assistance in return of Russian businessmen under investigation from abroad.
Since that time, five entrepreneurs have returned to Russia; four criminal cases have been dismissed; measures of restraint have been mitigated with respect to 11 businesspersons.