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Vekselbergs Confidant sentenced to four and a half years in prison

A well-educated man with well-groomed appearance that is always friendly to his family to care for, and a winning Smile – Igor Akhmerov is the opposite of the stereotypes, which is widely spread over Russian entrepreneurs. As a "flagship Russians" titled the "view" the Familiar of the billionaire Russian entrepreneur Viktor Vekselberg .

But suffered his reputation. A Milan court sentenced the Manager last week because of fraud to an imprisonment of four years and six months. The judge ordered money, met a total of almost 30 million Euro against Akhmerov, and four other defendants.

Akhmerov was from 2004 to 2006, chief financial officer of Vekselbergs of investment company Renova, which is involved in the world's largest aluminium group Rusal and well-known shares in the Swiss company, Sulzer, Oerlikon, Züblin and Schmolz + Bickenbach. After Akhmerov directed the fortunes of the solar energy company Avelar Energy, headquartered in Zurich, is also one of Vekselbergs Empire, and meanwhile, in Fenice Services has been renamed.

On his role in Avelar, the allegations of the Italian court relate. The company is said to have received, among other things, subsidies from the Italian state in an unlawful manner. It is according to the Milan judges of approximately 59 million euros.

Chinese solar panels the European output?

Akhmerov himself is shocked by the verdict. "I've never seen an unfair procedure," says the Manager, who has protested since the beginning of the method 2015 always his innocence. He'll fight if necessary, "until my last breath", in order to prove his innocence.

A statement of the reasons of the judgment. She follows within the next ninety days. Specifically, the allegations of a Fund called Aveleos. This was a joint venture between Avelar and Enovos, which is the largest energy supplier in Luxembourg. Aveleos was founded in 2010 to Finance the construction of solar power plants. The Akhmerov led Avelar was for the Management of the Fund responsible.

In the Italian media, it was said at the Start of the court proceedings about four years ago, Avelar've spent, among other things, Chinese solar panels officially as the European – the company have received more money from the state. But also falsification of documents, and the deliberate bankruptcy of the daughter company belonging to the allegations. A whole series of allegations is now time-barred.

"honestly, I'm still wondering, what's the point," says Igor Akhmerov. "There is not a single piece of evidence against me." He will submit the appeal as soon as the written judgment of reasoning. That he has to actually fight to his last breath, he hopes. "I'm going to assume that us busy for about three years," said his optimistic estimate.

The process led ihnbeinahe in bankruptcy

Akhmerov commutes between his two homes and working places in Moscow and Zurich. His family lives in Switzerland. Physically, he was not restricted by the method. "But the public attention it makes my family and me very hard." On the one hand, the court proceedings for him, business is a challenge – in the meantime, he has founded two companies, one investment company and a Blockchain-based company. On the other hand, it is a burden for the family, since his children went to Zurich to the school and the media hype mitbekämen.

His family will continue to live in the gold coast, municipality of männedorf, ZH, said Akhmerov. His estate, however, is for sale. "Nothing on the Swiss real estate market offers a beautiful views of the Swiss Alps and the lake of Zurich with a plot size of just under 4700 square meters", it means in the corresponding advertisement.

One reason could be that Akhmerovs financial Situation has deteriorated as a result of the procedure. How the Zurich court documents, threatened him in the past year, even bankruptcy. Although he had earned up to 2015, a lot, but not enough provisions are made to settle tax claims the merit of rich years, Akhmerov in the documents. But in the meantime, he said, the cost of living of his family "drastically" reduce. At the time, he planned to rent the house, in order to generate new income.

Meanwhile, the sale of which is planned. But he is not going to be the house. Since January, the property is advertised with the Golden gate, and approximately 480 square feet of living space.

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(Sunday newspaper)

Created: 27.04.2019, 19:44 PM

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