Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.23
By Aygun Badalova - Trend:
Uzbek president's daughter Gulnara Karimova appears in the materials of criminal cases on fraud, said the statement posted on the website of the General Prosecutor's Office of Uzbekistan.
The statement said that the subject of careful and painstaking investigation of the law enforcement agencies of Uzbekistan is the alleged illegal activity of organized group, including R.Madumarov, G. Avakyan, N. Sodikova and others, which operated in the country.
The matter rests in the acquisition of state-owned assets at artificially low prices, their misappropriation and embezzlement as well as commitment of other economic and financial fraud, which caused considerable economic damage to Uzbekistan, the statement notes.
"The state assets and property in the total amount of 457 billion soums were returned to the government for repayment of damages so far," the statement said.
"The daughter of Uzbek President Gulnara Karimova and others who could use administrative levers and provide conditions favorable for corruption to the members of an organized group R. Madumarov and N. Sodikova appear in the proceedings of criminal cases," according to the statement.
One of the criminal cases against R.Madumarov, G.Avakyan and others, which has passed the preliminary investigation, will be forwarded for consideration by the judicial authorities in the coming days. The investigation of the other criminal cases continues, the statement said.
The statement emphasizes that the daughter of Gulnara Karimova, Iman, has nothing to do with the criminal cases under investigation.