Mukhtar Ablyazov

Ablyazov Seeks Belgian Nationality

The Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, and the president of the Kazakhgate commission in the Belgian Parliament, Dirk Van der Maelen, made a deal: Ablyazov is to testify against another Kazakh oligarch, Patokh Chodiev, in front of the parliamentary commission. In return, Van der Maelen will help Ablyazov to obtain Belgian nationality. Ablyazov in a nutshell

Belgium’s Kazakhgate

“World’s richest fraudster is told he must pay back £244million he hid in the Virgin Islands”, proclaimed the headline in London’s Evening Standard newspaper (03 Dec 2013). The gentleman in question is Mukhtar Ablyazov, a citizen of Kazakhstan, who fled his homeland after a ‘black-hole’ now known to be around $7.6 billion was found in