The Russian Federal Tax Police Service has confirmed the detention of three Russians suspected of money laundering and unpaid taxes in France.
"The French police have initiated criminal proceedings and are conducting investigations concerning the Russian citizens," the Service's information and public relations department informed RIA Novosti on Monday.
The French newspaper, Parisien, previously reported, that three Russians and a French advocate accomplice suspected of money laundering had been detained in France. According to the newspaper, they are a head of a Russian metallurgic company, a professional mediator and their secretary.
The police have established a total of about 15 million euro as unpaid taxes were smuggled from Russia.