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Karimova’s case: What did she spend her funds earned through criminal proceedings?

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In Uzbekistan, the topic of Gulnara Karimova is still on the focus of attention. The Prosecutor General's Office has reported that the sentence imposed on her has been replaced with imprisonment.

Reportedly, G. Karimova has regularly violated the restrictions set by the court and did not fulfill her obligations. She deliberately broke the procedure and terms of serving the penalty, regularly used communications facilities, including the Internet, as well as actively resisted reimbursing the damage caused by her.

In the summer of 2017, the Uzbek prosecutor-general's office reported on Gulnara Karimova's case. She was found guilty of committing a series of financial offenses in August 2015, during the first president Islam Karimov time and was sentenced to imprisonment.

Recently, Gulnara Karimova's son and daughter have made several statements. A question arises: Why do they live in London and answer with a bombastic statement on the situation related to their mother in Uzbekistan? It's high time to come to Uzbekistan and get to know the real situation.

It is clear that in Uzbekistan, there are hundreds of companies and thousands of people who have been robbed by Gulnara Karimova and cannot get their funds back. They live with patience and hope for justice.

To understand exactly what Gulnara Karimova, her son and daughter are fighting for, it is enough to look at one hundredth of the wealth that has been seized by raiding thousands of entrepreneurs.

Here is a brief summary of the real estate owned by Gulnara Karimova:

25 Chesham Street, London – 1, 3, 4 floors of a four-storey building

Real estate in Hong Kong

A penthouse in 80A Moon Tower, The Arch residential complex, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Real estate in the UAE

Crescent Road West, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, P.O.Box: 27722, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Zabeel Saray Royal Residence, Villa # 31, 33. The initial price was $43 million and it was bought for $36,9 million.

UAE, Dubai, Emirates Hills First, Bonnington tower Bldg, penthouse 4001—4003

The PALM JUMEIRAH – a land parcel worth $13,1 million on the first line.

Two apartments in the tower of DAMAC HEIGTS, DUBAI MARINA district. On the island of Palma, the most exclusive penthouse in the world and duplexes – there are 3, 2 and 1 bedrooms.

Real estate in France

Near Paris, Château de Groussay rue de Versailles 78490 Montfort l'Amaury – a house was purchased for €30 million with a land plot in 2011.

Apartment in Paris: Monyry 75015 Paris (Mareshal Monori Avenue, Paris, Il-de-France). The apartment was bought in 2007 for €30 million.

34 LOT Chenarae 1, 83580 located at Gassin, villa in San Tropez. It was acquired in 2010 for €2,5 million.

Real estate in Russia

House in Rublyovka

Moscow, Sivashskaya street, 6/1, flat 58 – one-bedroom apartment

Moscow, Krasin str., 21, 1st floor – three-bedroom flat

Moscow, Komsomolsky avenue, “Kamelot” residential complex, 32, flat 122 – a three-level apartment with a total area of 420 square meters

The Republic of Crimea, Yalta, Beregovoye, Kiparisnaya street – boarding house #15 

The Republic of Crimea, Yalta, Beregovoye, Kiparisnaya street – hotel 50a

Real estate in Switzerland – 7 Chemin De La Prévôté, Cologny, Geneva, a two storey villa

Geneva's canton real estate registry has a building with a total area of 2473 square meters, two houses and three additional buildings (a garage, a greenhouse and another small building) and a land parcel. According to the Swiss press, G. Karimova is the official owner of the house. This luxury accommodation was bought for $18,2 million in 2009.

Villa in France

Gulnara Karimova's residence in Sijjak village


G.Karimova's Bombardier Global Express airplane. It was purchased for $48 million 

Many golden bowls stored in foreign banks

On August 21, 2015, the Tashkent regional court on criminal proceedings convicted G. Karimova of evading tax payments in the amount of 2 trillion 91,4 billion soums.

According to the criminal case, the total amount of damage caused to the interests of the state and citizens amounts to 1 trillion 270 billion 200 million UZS, 1 billion 651,8 million USD, 26,1 million euros – totaling in national currency UZS 3 trillion 746,8 million.