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In Paris, Pugachev seeks USD 12 billion from Russian state

AP  |  Paris 

The International Chamber of Commerce is holding an arbitration hearing over Russian magnate Sergei Pugachev's claims for USD 12 billion from Russia, part of a long-running battle with President Vladimir Putin's

accuses Pugachev of embezzlement, while Pugachev alleges the Russian state unlawfully took over his shipyards and other assets. Pugachev had a big business empire in the 1990s.

Pugachev's representatives say at Monday's hearing in Paris, he's seeking to freeze Russian assets abroad or other punitive measures.

The Russian state Deposit Agency says Pugachev ran his into the ground in a scam to get money from the Authorities have frozen Pugachev's assets in and in that case and he was sentenced in for contempt of Russian prosecutors want Pugachev extradited from France.

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First Published: Mon, April 17 2017. 15:13 IST