Belgian ex minister indicted in ‘Kazakhgate’ graft scandal

Former Belgian minister Armand De Decker has been indicted for influence-peddling as part of the wide-ranging «Kazakhgate» probe into allegations of corruption linked to a trade agreement between France and Kazakhstan, a public prosecutor said Monday. It was the first time that Belgium authorities have charged anyone in connection with a case which has already


INDUSTRY Government CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS Kazakhstan SUMMARY OF ALLEGATIONS: Nationality of Foreign Officials: Belgium Summary of Allegations: Armand de Decker, the former Belgian development cooperation minister, is alleged to have engaged in «influence peddling» in connection with the France — Kazakhstan trade deal. In 2011, Decker was an attorney for Patokh Chodiev, a Kazakh businessman who had