The head of the British Ministry of Internal Affairs called for tougher prosecution of Russian oligarchs for economic crimes

The head of the British Ministry of Internal Affairs called for tougher prosecution of Russian oligarchs for economic crimes

British interior minister called for tougher prosecution of Russian oligarchs for economic crimes

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British Home Secretary Priti Patel said that “getting rich on crime” Russian oligarchs living on British soil should be sent to jail. Evening Standard quotes her words.

Patel urged law enforcement agencies to “act more actively” looking for dirty money in London. She also called for the jailing of accountants, lawyers, and real estate agents who facilitate money laundering and corruption.

She also stated that in new legislation scheduled to be enacted in 2022, there will be powers for the police and the National Crime Agency to help prosecute offenders. At the same time, she noted that even under the current laws, investigators should act tougher, since “dirty money and illegal financing have become the norm for” many foreign investors.

“I clearly stated about” ;necessity to prosecute these criminals even more severely and make them pay for their corrupted assets", — Patel said.

The UK Home Secretary added that over the next three years,  400 million pounds sterling will be invested in the fight against economic crime.

As reported by BAGNET , earlier British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said the intention of to more often declassify intelligence data on planned actions of the Russian Federation.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga