The alleged Faberge egg was found on a yacht that arrived in the US from Fiji. We can talk about the Amadea yacht, which Washington associates with Kerimov, who fell under the sanctions. The defense insists that businessman Khudainatov owns the ship
At the board of one of the arrested superyachts belonging to a “Russian oligarch”, a Faberge egg was found, presumably, said the Deputy head of the US Department of Justice, Lisa Monaco, reports The Guardian.
“We find really interesting things [on arrested yachts] <…> One of these [yachts] had a Faberge egg— or the alleged Faberge egg. So it's getting more and more interesting, — she said.
Monaco did not specify which yacht it was referring to, but said the vessel arrived from Fiji in June and is now moored in San Diego Bay. As the Guardian recalled, last month the Amadea superyacht, which was arrested in Fiji at the request of the United States, was delivered there. The American authorities believe that the ship is connected with the Russian billionaire and senator Suleiman Kerimov (Forbes estimates the fortune of Kerimov and his family at $13.1 billion), who fell under sanctions.
Officially, the yacht belongs to the company Millemarin Investments, registered in the Cayman Islands. According to lawyer Faizal Haniff, who represents the interests of the company, the ship has nothing to do with Kerimov and belongs to another Russian businessman— to the owner of NNK-Oil Eduard Khudainatov, who is not on the sanctions list (the EU imposed sanctions against Khudainatov, the US did not impose restrictions). RBC sent a request to NNK-OIL JSC.
Kerimov's assistant Alexei Krasovsky, in turn, told RBC that “deputies and senators have long been filing declarations about their property.” “All the property of Suleiman Abusaidovich is also indicated in the declaration,” — he noted.
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