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Putin rival calls fraud squad to investigate ‘bribery at sea’


Alexei Navalny has asked the serious fraud office to investigate Sergei Prikhodko, left MIKHAIL METZEL/GETTY IMAGESRussia’s main opposition leader has asked the Serious Fraud Office to investigate a Russian billionaire who is close to the Kremlin. Alexei Navalny told The Times that he and his team of anti-corruption campaigners want the SFO to look into the affairs of Oleg Deripaska, 50, a metals magnate. Mr Navalny, 41, published an investigation last week stating that Mr Deripaska met Sergei Prikhodko, Russia’s deputy prime minister, on a yacht belonging to the businessman off the coast of Norway in 2016. Mr Navalny alleged that providing the yacht trip was a bribe. The meeting was revealed after the activist tracked social media posts of a woman who was on the boat and posted images of the two men together.


Source: The Times February 14, 2018 00:00 UTC



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