MOSCOW, December 22 – RAPSI, Anna Shubina. Investigators have revealed new episodes of illegal activity by former State Duma Deputy Ashot Yegiazaryan, the victims' attorney told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com) on Thursday.
Yegiazaryan, who was a deputy of the Liberal Democratic Party faction, was deprived of his parliamentary immunity in Russia. He is under investigation on fraud charges and faces 10 years in prison. He has been on the federal wanted list since November 2010 and on the international wanted list since late December. The State Duma consented to his arrest in the United States in March.
The Russian investigative bodies believe that Yegiazaryan and three accomplices purchased 20 percent of Centurion Alliance's shares worth a total of 1.57 billion rubles ($49.73 million).
Additionally, Yegiazaryan offered Mikhail Ananyev to take part in the construction of a trade complex on Moscow’s Rublyovskoye Highway and the reconstruction of the Moskva hotel in 2002 and 2003. The Investigative Committee believes that Yegiazaryan promised Ananyev to transfer him a partnership interest in these organizations.
Eventually, Yegiazaryan did not fulfill the agreement and used the 500 million rubles ($15.84 million rubles) that he received from Ananyev at his own disposal.