Switzerland arrests accounts of ex-mayor of Almaty Viktor Khrapunov

ASTANA. August 6. KAZINFORM Financial Police of Kazakhstan continues its chase after assets transferred from Kazakhstan to foreign banks illegally, the press service of the Kazakh Agency for Economic and Corruption-Related Crimes said.

Kazakhstan sent its aid request to the Swiss Confederation in an attempt to get assistance in criminal investigation of Viktor Khrapunov's case.

It seems that the documents and arguments produced by Kazakhstan have been carefully examined and analyzed by the Swiss authorities. The Prosecutor's Office of Switzerland has reportedly started investigation towards the Khrapunovs suspected in fraud, money laundering and more.

Geneva prosecutors have arrested the accounts of the former mayor of Almaty city Viktor Khrapunov and his family until it will be established where the funds come from. All the banking and financial documentation was seized as well.

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