Kerimov extended the period of detention in France

PARIS, 22 Nov — RIA Novosti. In France, the Russian Senator Suleiman Kerimov, on the day extended the period of detention, said to RIA Novosti, the Prosecutor of nice, Jean-Michel Pratt.

This period may not exceed 48 hours, if no court decision which has to endure during the day.

“Forecasts while to do early” — said the Agency interlocutor.

He said that Kerimov will be interrogated today.

The Senator was detained at the nice airport on 20 November and taken to the police station. According to some unofficial sources, Kerimov is suspected of tax evasion, others in money laundering. According to a source RIA Novosti, the Senator denied the charges.

Diplomats seek his release. Foreign Ministry has already informed the French party that Kerimov enjoys diplomatic immunity. However, he arrived in France on personal business. Since the Senator is not sent on a business trip, diplomatic passports we were not. The Kremlin said that the foreign Ministry is actively working on the issue of the detention of the victim.

Kerimov — member of the Federation Council from Dagestan. Engaged in the business, supervises the investment holding company “Nafta Moscow”. It is on the 21st place in the rating of the richest businessmen according to Forbes magazine.