#AceFinanceNews – ROME – April 19 – The Italian authorities have granted the refugee status to the wife of Kazkhstan’s big business tycoon Mukhtar Ablyazov – Alma Shalabayeva – and her under-age daughter.
The decision was made by a special commission for international protection under the country’s Interior Ministry.
Shalabayeva and her little daughter were expelled from Italy on the 30th of last May after police held an operation at a villa near Rome in an attempt to arrest Ablyazov, whose name features on Interpol’s wanted list.
He is wanted in Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine for gross embezzlement.
#AceFinanceWorldNews – MILAN – April 15 – An Italian court ruled that former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi should serve a one-year sentence for tax fraud by doing community service, Reuters quoted a legal source as saying on Tuesday.
It was not immediately clear what kind of community service he has been ordered to do.
The Milan court also set travel restrictions on the former prime minister. Berlusconi’s lawyers described the ruling as satisfactory given his political activity needs.
#AceFinanceNews – TURKEY – March 28 – Turkey has sacked Murad Bayar, Defence Ministry under-secretary for the state-run defence industries, Reuters said.
The ministry did not give a reason for the decision, but Bayar had been influential in Turkey’s negotiations with China over the procurement of a missile defence system.
NATO allies voiced concern when Ankara said in September, it had chosen China’s FD-2000 missile defence system over rival offers from the Franco/Italian Eurosam SAMP/T and US-listed Raytheon Company.