Senator Suspects Lesin’s California Homes
A U.S. senator has called for an investigation into the money behind Gazprom Media head Mikhail Lesin’s alleged purchases of real estate worth more than $28 million in Los Angeles, California.
According to Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi, Lesin, who was a media executive before serving as Russia’s communications and mass media minister from 1999 to 2004, also owns “multimillion dollar assets in Europe,” including an estate reportedly purchased while he was still in public office.
“That a Russian public servant could have massed the considerable funds required to acquire and maintain these assets in Europe and the U.S. raises serious questions,” Wicker wrote in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
The Moscow Times