Shady Turkish tycoon Sezgin Baran Korkmaz was arrested in Austria at the request of the USA

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Mehmet Demir, the lawyer of fugitive businessman Sezgin Baran Korkmaz, who was accused of money laundering, stated that Korkmaz was arrested in Austria at the request of the USA

According to the news of İsmail Saymaz from SÖZCU; Demir noted that the trial process will continue in Austria, adding that Turkey also has an extradition request.

His property was confiscated
The decision to confiscate all of Korkmaz’s assets was taken by the Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office last October.

The investigation, which is the subject of the case in question, extends to the file in which the Utah Federal Prosecutor’s Office examined the tax connections of the Kingston family in the USA and Lev Aslan Dermen (Levon Termendzhyan). As part of this investigation, Kingstons and Dermen were accused of unfairly benefiting from the approximately $511 million tax relief provided by the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by forging documents that their US companies ‘produced and sold renewable biofuels’ between 2010 and 2016. was accused.

134 million dollars
In the investigative documents, it was seen that 134 million dollars of the incentives obtained by defrauding the US Treasury were sent to companies in Turkey. Four members of the Kingston family and Dermen pleaded guilty and were convicted in 2019 and 2020, respectively. In the same file, Kingston family members confessed in their statements that between 2014 and 2018, they sent the revenues they obtained from the biofuel fraud network and the US Treasury to Turkey through construction, pharmaceutical companies and real estate investments under the control of SBK Holding, of which Sezgin Baran Korkmaz is the Chairman of the Board. they did.

The US Utah Federal Prosecutor’s Office also applied to the court and demanded that the manufactured assets of Sezgin Baran Korkmaz in Turkey be taken back by the US. It was also reported that the Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office confiscated the assets of Korkmaz and his company with the decision of the 10th Criminal Court of Peace.

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