Deripaska announced that in response to sanctions filed in the court on the financial Department of the USA

Дерипаска объявил, что в ответ на санкции подал в суд на финансовые ведомства США

Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska, which in the U.S. included in the sanctions list, has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Treasury Department and the Office of foreign assets control (OFAC). This he was informed on 15 March in Instagram.

“I filed suit to defend his good name and to obtain the lifting with me of sanctions that were imposed for purely political reasons. The purpose of my lawsuit is to seek justice. The presumption of innocence is a basic principle of the American legal system. This principle was completely ignored when deciding on the introduction of sanctions against me,” wrote Deripaska.

According to the Russian businessman, “the us authorities must follow the law, not harass people, guided by political motives.”

“Only the court can make a decision about the guilt or innocence of a person, and I’m sure that an American court can be objective enough not to violate the law and the Constitution. I have devoted 30 years of his life to the creation of companies that have become leading players in the global economy, and I will not allow to destroy what was created by me with this work”, – said Deripaska.

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I have filed a civil complaint against Treasury and OFAC to clear my name and remove the sanctions that have been arbitrarily imposed on me for political reasons. This is about simple justice. The presumption of innocence is a basic principle of the American legal system, and one that has manifestly been ignored in applying sanctions to me. The US authorities must follow the rule of law, rather than targeting individuals because it is politically expedient. Only the courts can decide if a person is guilty or innocent, and I believe the US courts are objective enough to uphold American law and the Constitution. I have spent 30 years of my life building companies that are major players in the global economy, and will not let that hard work – along with millions of jobs and individual livelihoods be destroyed by political scheming. If OFAC has any evidence to back up the unfounded rumours and innuendo it likes to cite, then now is the time to produce it. I filed a lawsuit against the Ministry of Finance (Treasury) and the office for foreign assets control (OFAC), to protect his good name and to obtain the lifting with me of sanctions that were imposed for purely political reasons. The purpose of my lawsuit is to seek justice. The presumption of innocence is a basic principle of the American legal system. This principle was completely ignored when deciding on the introduction of sanctions against me. The American government must follow the law, not harass people, guided by political motives. Only the court can make a decision about the guilt or innocence of a person, and I’m sure that an American court can be objective enough not to violate the law and the Constitution. I have devoted 30 years of his life to the creation of companies that have become leading players in the global economy, and I will not allow to destroy what was created by me with such difficulty. If OFAC has evidence that confirms the rumors and innuendo, to which it refers, it is time to present them.

Publication of Oleg Deripaska (@oleg.deripaska)

Bloomberg notes that the amount of the claim Deripaska – $7.5 billion.

6 April 2018 Washington announced sanctions against 24 Russian businessmen and senior officials, including Deripaska. A day after the imposition of sanctions Deripaska due to the collapse of stock price of their companies lost more than $1 billion, and by the summer his condition was decreased by almost half, to $3.5 billion, according to Forbes.

In August, Deripaska has sent for approval to the U.S. Treasury the text of the agreement on the withdrawal of its structures from the sanctions.

19 December it became known that the Ministry of Finance of the USA intends within 30 days to eliminate the structures of Deripaska from the sanctions list, he himself will remain under restrictions.

27 January 2019 at the American Ministry of Finance has announced that it has lifted sanctions against companies Deripaska’s RUSAL, En+ and “EvroSibEnergo”.

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