Kazakhstan: Mystery Luxury Paris Apartment Buyers Eludes Investigators
Even after a week of inquiries, investigators in Kazakhstan appear to be no closer to discovering the identity of the buyer of a 65 million euro ($76.5 million) apartment in Paris. Real estate insiders have said the property was sold to a Kazakh government official, but declined to provide a name.
This week, it emerged that official investigations appear to have extended to tax officials in Kazakhstan telephoning the realtor responsible for handling the sale. But Ignace Meuwissen told Sputnik Kazakhstan that he was taken aback by the unprofessionalism of the query.
“I have the right not to divulge the name of the client. If they have any issues to raise, they can present proof,” Meuwissen said in remarks translated into Russian by Sputnik Kazakhstan news agency.
Meuwissen said he received no official written query from the officials pursuing the investigation.
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