Ablyazov's wife and daughter deported to Kazakhstan from Rome 03 июня 2013, 12:27
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Mukhtar Ablyazov and his daughter Alua. Photo courtesy of facebook.com
The wife and daughter of former head of BTA Bank Mukhtar Ablyazov have been apprehended in Rome and deported to Kazakhstan, Kazinform reports. The wife of the wanted ex-banker, 47-y.o. Alma Shalabayeva and their underage daughter Alua Ablyazova were deported to Kazakhstan for illegal stay at the territory of Italy with a fake Central African passport issued to Shalabayeva under the name of Ayan Alma. Later KazTAG cited Mukhtar Ablyazov’s post in Facebook saying that Alma Shalabayeva and Alua Ablyazova were staying at their relatives in Almaty. “I just found out that Alma and my daughter were brought to the relatives in Almaty and are staying their! They are at the relatives’. The details will follow,” Ablyazov wrote. Earlier Ablyazov wrote on his page that Kazakhstan special services kidnapped and forcefully took his wife and 6-y.o. daughter to Kazakhstan. Later Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry told KazTAG that deportation of Mukhtar Ablyazov’s family members from Italy to Kazakhstan was initiated by the Italian authorities. “The consular department of Kazakhstan embassy in Italy issued certificates ordering deportation of Alma Shalabayeva and Alua Ablyazova to Kazakhstan. The certificates were issued on a request of the Italian authorities who deported the said persons to Kazakhstan for violation of the Italian legislation,” Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry’s press-service said. In October 2012 arrest warrants were issued for two suspects for falsifying documents for Ablyazov’s family. Marketing manager of Ellis Region Assylbek Seifullin and inspector of the migration police department of Atyrau oblast Interior Department Zhomart Kushaliyev were arrested. The investigation revealed that the fake documents were made for Mukhtar Ablyazov’s children (Madiyar, Aldiyar and Alua), as well as Syrym Shalabayev (Ablyazov’ brother-in-law) and members of his family: Zhanna Shalabayeva, Aigul Shalabayeva, Salima Shalabayeva and Alma Shalabayeva. 7 people faced trial in Kazakhstan for issuing the fake passports to Ablyazov’s family members in the end of May 2013. Ablyazov is accused of embezzlement of billions from Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank. He is charged with major fraud and siphoning off the bank’s funds via dummy companies. The businessmen fled from Kazakhstan in 2009 after a criminal case was initiated against him. Ablyazov was granted an asylum in Great Britain.