ASTANA. June 26. KAZINFORM The former vice president of Kazakhstan's national nuclear company Kazatomprom Rustem Tursunbayev, who was detained in Canada on charges of financial crimes in his homeland, is under house arrest, the Canadian newspaper National Post reported.
Tursunbaev is now under house arrest in his mansion in King City, north of Toronto, the newspaper said.
According to the newspaper, the Canadian court imposed several restrictions for the ex-top manager, except for emergency medical assistance, and meetings with lawyers. Tursunbayev was ordered not to have any contacts.
He (Tursunbayev) must wear an ankle bracelet that allows for continuous electronic monitoring of his whereabouts. His house is equipped with a special phone that monitors phone calls, the media wrote.
In addition, Tursunbayev is obliged to let in guards or police at any time of day, and submit all the documents that visitors will require.
In 2009 Tursunbayev bought a USD 3.6 million mansion with everything you need for a luxurious life: a wine cellar, a kitchen with a chef, a library and a huge balcony overlooking the pool and adjacent land holdings. Here he lived with his wife, 18-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter. According to the Canadian authorities Tursunbayev also has a property in the United Arab Emirates. Meanwhile, at the time of arrival in Canada, according to official documents, ex-vice president of Kazatomprom had USD 41,000 on his account and a salary of USD 3,500 as he pointed.
Later, according to the Canadian frontier service, someone transferred USD 48 million to Tursunbayev, his wife Natalia and two companies they owned in Canada.