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Russian Billionaire Investigated by UK for Sanctions Violations

  • Petr Aven’s English property raided by officials last week
  • Aven and the NCA declined to comment on the investigation
Petr Aven

Petr Aven

Source: Bloomberg

The UK is investigating whether Russian billionaire Petr Aven violated sanctions, in what may be the first such probe since the war in Ukraine began, people familiar with the situation said.

Authorities raided Aven’s English home last week and are scrutinizing money transfers to the UK by Aven following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, the people said asking not to be identified because the matter is private. He is scheduled to be questioned in September over the transfers and what they were used for.