By Euro Weekly News Media • 12 November 2020 • 18:46
A criminal investigation into an alleged theft of land from OOO NLMK-Kaluga is led by Kaluga Regional Department of Internal Affairs. The disputed plot of land was allegedly stolen from OOO NLMK-Kaluga and later bought by Nestlé-Russia for a hefty sum 62.3 million rubles (just under 800,000 dollars).
Nestlé-Russia, the Russian subsidiary of Nestle S.A., a Swiss multinational food and drink processing corporation, is facing scrutiny by Russian police in connection with an alleged theft of land from one of Russia’s largest steel companies, OOO NLMK-Kaluga (LLC). A report by Novye Izvestia sheds light on the ongoing investigation.
The highlights of the case are as follows:
According to the documents from the local Department of Rosreestr (Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography), one of Nestlé’s managers for work with state authorities was engaged in the execution of the transaction with individual entrepreneur Arabadzh.
When interrogated, the manager reportedly refused to testify, citing Article 51 of the Russian Constitution that absolves from the obligation to give incriminating evidence against oneself.
At present, the investigation has requested Nestlé-Russia LLC to provide information about the persons who were directly involved in the preparation, conclusion and execution of the contract with the individual entrepreneur Arabadzhi B.F. to interrogate them and to clear out the circumstances of the case, reports Novye Izvestia.
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