Ex-mayor of Kazakh city Almaty declared wanted by Interpol

Feb. 23. Trend

E. Kosolapova

Ex-mayor of Kazakh city Almaty declared wanted by InterpolThe former mayor of Kazakh city of Almaty and former Kazakh Minister for Emergency Situations Viktor Khrapunov is declared wanted by International Criminal Police Organization Interpol, the organization reported.

According to Interpol, Khrapunov faces charges of money laundering, fraud and transnational crime organization.

Interpol asks anyone who knows anything about the whereabouts of former high-ranking official, to immediately contact them.

Earlier several criminal cases were filed against Khrapunov in Kazakhstan.


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Twenty criminal cases filed against former Almaty mayor

Feb.23. Trend. Astana


Some 20 criminal cases have been filed against former Almaty Mayor Viktor Khrapunov, Kazakh Agency for Fighting Economic Crimes and Corruption representative Murad Zhumanbay said.

“The agency has filed and is investigating 20 criminal cases against Khrapunov in a series of corruption and economic crimes. Khrapunov has been charged in absentia and the court has sanctioned his arrest. On Feb. 8, Khrapunov was included onthe international wanted list,” Zhumanbay said at a briefing on Thursday.