The Prosecutor General’s Office opened a criminal case against Gulnara Karimova
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan has instituted criminal proceedings against Gulnara Karimova on the facts of embezzlement of public funds and conclusion of transactions contrary to the interests of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as seizing property of especially large amounts by extortion.
The basis for initiating a criminal case was the verification materials collected on the basis of information received from an international company, as well as applications from citizens, the agency noted.
“It is established that G. Karimova, in collusion with other persons, acquired at a lower cost the state-owned shares of Kuvasaycement and Bekabadcement,” the Prosecutor General’s message said.
Then, Gulnara Karimova sold the above blocks of shares to foreign entrepreneurs and patronized their subsequent illegal activities, which caused damage to the interests of the republic on an especially large scale.
In addition, under the threat of violence, she forced citizens and owners of various companies to transfer their property to their companies.
In order to prevent the establishment of truth in the case, the remaining details were not disclosed. Criminal investigation continues.
In July 2017, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Uzbekistan reported that Gulnara Karimova was sentenced to five years in prison in August 2015. The total amount of damage caused to the interests of the state and citizens in two criminal cases was estimated at 3.7 trillion soums.