France arrests billionaire ‘Russian Gatsby’ for alleged tax fraud, sparking outrage from Kremlin

MOSCOW — Russia has protested against the arrest of a billionaire playboy with ties to the Kremlin, raising the threat of a diplomatic spat between Moscow and Paris.

Police investigating suspected tax fraud on the French Riviera arrested 51-year-old Suleiman Kerimov, who has a net worth of nearly US$7 billion and has been called the “Russian Gatsby,” at Nice airport on Tuesday.

He appeared in court and could now be placed under formal investigation.

French authorities reportedly...

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