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Miel Office Searched

Police investigators searched real estate agency Miel's headquarters last week. Maxim Stulov

A source in real estate agency Miel confirmed to Interfax that police investigators searched the company’s headquarters late last week.

“This isn’t the first time that Miel’s office has been searched. It has been disputes, situations that are normal for any business, ” he said.

The source denied allegations that Miel’s top managers are abroad. “Grigory Kulikov, head of the company and its owner, is on the territory of the Russian Federation. … He’s going to have a tremendous amount of meetings with banks and business partners here in Moscow,” the source said.

A law enforcement source said Kulikov had left Russia two days before. “If Kulikov is in Russia, he must notify law enforcement about this,” the source told Interfax, adding that they are seizing documents for “an investigation based on complaints from citizens.” He said the investigation was related to sales of houses in Barvikha Village near Moscow.

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