"My family will not allow this theft is swept under the carpet," says Mansur Maqsudi. "To those that had to do with it, will have to face hard times." Maqsudi is an entrepreneur in the USA and was married for ten years with the Uzbek President's daughter Gulnara Karimowa. As the marriage fell apart, he and his brother took Farid all assets in Uzbekistan. Your participation in the Joint Venture "Coca-Cola Bottlers Uzbekistan", which went through a company to the Swiss company Zeromax.
Zeromax is none other than Gulnara Karimowa, say, the Maqsudis. You want to claim as damages of 100 million Swiss francs of the assets Karimowas, the Swiss Federal Prosecutor's office was freezing. "Swiss accomplices have helped Karimowa to wash the money. Swiss banks have hidden it," says Farid Maqsudi. "The Swiss government should now do the Right thing."
expropriation in Uzbekistan
For the past four years, around 800 million Swiss francs in Switzerland have been frozen. Why is the demand of the Maqsudis now? "My children were held in Uzbekistan as hostages," says Mansur Maqsudi. "I can only act, since they are in safety."
Maqsudi comes from Afghanistan and came as a child in the United States. In 1991, he married the then 19-year-old Karimowa. They had a son and a daughter. The family lived alternately in New Jersey and Uzbekistan, where Maqsudi operation with his brother, the bottling plants for Coca-Cola. After ten years, the marriage ended with mutual allegations of fraud, smuggling, and extortion. The "Washington Post" wrote of a "Battle Royal". No one knows, "who stand on the right side of the law," says Maqsudi today.
Karimowa left the USA and took the children without the consent Maqsudis. A U.S. court custody gave him right, but he could never have. In Uzbekistan, the Karimov clan retaliated: The Coca-Cola bottling has been taken away from the Maqsudis, three relatives were arrested, about 20 more to Afghanistan out.
in Order not to endanger neither the detained nor his children, shunned Mansur Maqsudi, the Public. The conversation with this newspaper in his first Interview since a long time. It was conducted via Skype. The children are now in London. Now the redress for the economic harm, say, the Maqsudis. That Switzerland would transfer Karimowas assets in Uzbekistan, was "fundamental to great concern".
Against Karimowa and three employees will be determined in Switzerland in 2014 on suspicion of money laundering. But the daughter of the 2016 deceased dictator Islam Karimov for the Swiss justice unattainable. You should be sentenced in Uzbekistan for tax evasion and fraud to five years in prison.
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Now, the Federal is bar in front of the Problem, what should be done with the seized assets. The desires are large. The Uzbek government under the new President, Relations Mirsijojew, claims that Karimowa have collected millions as a bribe and, therefore, the state is damaged. Therefore, the money to the state. The Swiss Federal Council sees the apparently well and hit on 9. May 2018, the provisional decision to transfer the assets in Uzbekistan. Shortly thereafter, an Uzbek news Agency cheered on "a speedy solution of positive type".
This solution, however, prevent the creditors of the bankrupt Zug-based company Zeromax. The company controlled the trade in raw materials for Uzbekistan, had Brazilian footballer under contract and representative of German companies with the construction of a magnificent Palace in Tashkent. In 2010, Zeromax went bankrupt and left behind more than 5 billion Swiss francs in debt.
Officially Gulnara Karimowa had in the company, no function. In the case of searches of your Villa and Safes in Geneva, the Federal criminal police found jewelry in the value of 38 million Swiss francs. The invoices were issued on Zeromax. Zeromax creditors see this as proof that the company Karimowa belonged to. The office of the attorney General from the castle, the creditors, however, from the procedure.
doubts on reforms
Now, another party's claim logs with the brothers Maqsudi. The brothers want to test come to Bern and documents as Evidence that Zeromax Karimowa belonged to: "Wirverlangenvon the office of the attorney General." The office of the attorney General does not want to comment.
Mansur Maqsudi reminded that the new Uzbek President has previously supported the brutal Regime of Islam Karimov as head of government. Now Mirsijojew to sell wool to small changes as reform. "But what the reformers of the property, ignored the rights and does nothing to protect the rule of law?"
Switzerland should retain Karimowas million better, adds Farid Maqsudi: "If the Federal Council gives the money immediately and without conditions, reduces the chances of the reforms." The Federal Department for foreign Affairs considers that a decision on the use of the 800 million but in any event "premature": The repatriation of Uzbek assets is only possible "in Switzerland, when all legal procedures are completed."
Created: 16.01.2019, 10:25 PM