MOSCOW, May 28. /TASS/. Russian law enforcement agencies will look into reports that former Rusnano chief Anatoly Chubais, who has left the country, may have concealed accounts in European banks, law enforcement sources told TASS on Saturday.
Agents are interviewing Chubais’ associates, the sources said.
"Law enforcement agencies will look into reports about hidden accounts that Chubais may have in European banks," a source said. "The amount of foreign currency there may be in billions."
The sources didn’t name the banks that "may keep the impressive amounts that were possibly gained by illegal means," citing ongoing investigation.
TASS hasn’t been able to obtain official comments from Russian law enforcement agencies or Chubais’ representatives by the time this report was published.
It was earlier reported that Chubais is in Italy and doesn’t plan to return to Russia to testify as a complainant in a case about the theft of assets worth 70 million rubles. According to a source close to the former CEO, he left Russia on a private plane to Turkey and then traveled on to Europe. According to preliminary data, he’s currently in Italy, where he has property.