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Swiss to return $133 million to Uzbekistan after money laundering probe

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ZURICH (Reuters) – The Swiss attorney general’s office (OAG) on Monday announced it was returning 130 million Swiss francs ($133 million) to Uzbekistan which it seized during an investigation involving a relative of the daughter of the country’s former president Islam Karimov.

The OAG did not name the relative who was convicted on Monday in the Swiss Federal Criminal Court of charges related to opening a web of bank accounts in a bid to hide the identity of the money’s true owner, Gulnara Karimova, the eldest daughter of the now-deceased president.

The relative, who was fined 390,000 francs…

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