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In Primorye, ex-deputy Sopchuk was put on the international wanted list

In Primorye, ex-deputy Sopchuk was put on the international wanted list
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Former speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Primorye and ex-State Duma deputy Sergei Sopchuk was put on the international wanted list. The court in Vladivostok also decided to arrest him in absentia.

As EastRussia was informed in the press service of the Prosecutor's Office of the Primorsky Territory, he is accused of legalizing funds obtained by criminal means and illegal business.

According to the investigation, Sopchuk, replacing the state position, was engaged in commercial activities in a number of organizations controlled by him, and also participated in the financial activities of a large mining enterprise, which, through affiliated persons, provided loans for more than one billion rubles.

Earlier, the prosecutor's office accused Sopchuk and other owners of the Terney Zoloto company of concealment and secret enrichment. The invested funds helped the company to get gold-bearing areas into development, as well as to find reserves of gold and silver for more than 38,5 billion rubles using geological exploration. Court confiscated assets ex-speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Primorsky Territory and State Duma deputy Sergei Sopchuk. He stated that he acted in within the law.

In September, the bailiffs began to turning into state revenue assets of Terney Zoloto LLC.

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