Swiss authorities dismiss Deripaska's request to probe Norilsk Nickel
MOSCOW, May 24 - RAPSI. The Swiss authorities have dismissed oligarch Oleg Deripaska's request to look into the Interros company, its head Vladimir Potanin and MMC Norilsk Nickel, Interros reported on Thursday.
The authorities have considered Deripaska's motion to be unacceptable and found no reason to investigate the case, the report reads.
Media reported that Deripaska issued a statement regarding a possible money-laundering scandal in October 2011 during a buy-back deal conducted by Norilsk Nickel and filed a motion with a Swiss court.
Deripaska also suspected Hans Bodmer, a former Hyposwiss bank board member, of being involved in the fraud scheme.
According to Rusal, Norilsk Nickel lost over $1 billion as a result of the deal.
Interros said Deripaska and Rusal have filed nearly 20 claims against Potanin, Interros and Norilsk Nickel in recent years. Most have been dismissed. Meanwhile, London courts and the Court of the Nevis Island have stated that judicial power has been abused, Interros reported.