Machkevitch

How mining tycoons are trying to foil a big UK bribery probe

LONDON – It’s a faint echo of the defense being floated by targets of the Mueller probe in the US – an unaccountable circle of bureaucrats manipulating the system to their own ends. But in London, it’s the last ditch effort by a trio of Kazakh oligarchs to derail the UK’s biggest bribery investigation. The

Kazakhgate: la commission évoque une immixtion française «inacceptable»

La commission d’enquête parlementaire sur les circonstances qui ont entouré l’adoption d’une loi de transaction pénale élargie en 2011 évoque mercredi une immixtion «inacceptable» de la France dans le dossier. L’Elysée du président Nicolas Sarkozy avait mis en place une équipe visant à absoudre le trio kazakh composé des hommes d’affaires Patokh Chodiev, Alijan Ibragimov

Kazakhstan: Will French Kickback Probe Dog Nazarbayev’s Brussels Trip?

French investigators are probing suspected kickbacks paid over a lucrative helicopter deal with Kazakhstan, Le Monde has revealed.The report emerged the day before President Nursultan Nazarbayev heads to Brussels to cement Kazakhstan-European Union ties. Embarrassingly, it alleges the Kazakh president used a €2 billion contract with Marseille-based Eurocopter (since renamed Airbus Helicopter) to pressure Belgium

Kazakhstan: Will French Kickback Probe Dog Nazarbayev’s Brussels Trip?

French investigators are probing suspected kickbacks paid over a lucrative helicopter deal with Kazakhstan, Le Monde has revealed. The report emerged the day before President Nursultan Nazarbayev heads to Brussels to cement Kazakhstan-European Union ties. Embarrassingly, it alleges the Kazakh president used a €2 billion contract with Marseille-based Eurocopter (since renamed Airbus Helicopter) to pressure Belgium to

Kazakhstan: Resources Giant Faces Oligarchs’ Hostile Takeover Bid

Following the launch of a corruption probe in the UK involving a natural resources giant with strong links to Kazakhstan, the company, ENRC, has become the subject of a hostile takeover bid by powerful interests with connections to the Central Asian state.The three oligarchs who founded the London-listed Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation – Alexander Machkevitch, Patokh Chodiev