Valentin Gapontseva: Valery sharifulin / TASS
Russian billionaire Valentin Gapontsev has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Treasury. Make complaints against actions of the Executive authority was lodged on 3 December. Gapontsev insists that the hit to the sanctions list in January 2018 have a negative impact on his business. The first action drew the attention of Forbes magazine.
Gapontsev insists that the us Treasury disorderly conducted an investigation about the relation of the Russian businessmen with the Russian political elite and personally with President Vladimir Putin. The lawsuit was filed in Federal district court for the district of Columbia, the interests of Russians with American citizenship is firm Norton Rose Fulbright.
Representatives of the Russian billionaire insists that “the investigation of the U.S. Treasury” has been reduced to copying the Russian Forbes list. “The Secretary actually typed the list of Russian billionaires published in Forbes magazine on March 28, 2017,” the document reads.
The sanctions list published by the U.S. Treasury in January, was criticized even then. It is very much like the list of the richest Russians according to Forbes, and in it, there were even those names to refer to the entourage of the Russian President was impossible in principle, however, the U.S. Treasury is not confused.
Valentin Gapontsev, a Russian — American businessman and investor. He was born in Moscow, but in ‘ 53 he moved to Germany, and from there to the USA. For the business world he is known as founder and co-owner of IPG Photonics, which specializiruetsya in the production of fiber lasers of high power. The company trades on NASDAQ.
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