Many acrimonious allegations were regurgitated this week during a litigation trial being held in the High Court in London. These assertions from an older German money laundering trial are being raised during the litigation brought against Russian Aluminium Tycoon, Oleg Deripaskain, which may sink the self made billionaire in his defence against a claim made by Michael Cherney. Mr Cherney claims he was cheated out of 13% of his stake in Rusal the world's largest aluminium company.
Oleg is a very rich man of mystery. His connections with the Russian Mafia, 'The Ismailovskaya', Putin and even Lord Madelson go back a long way. But, there is little doubt that he is a man who is no stanger to chicanery, double dealing and getting his own way.
Equally, Michael Cherney, who lives in virtual exile in Israel and will give evidence on Friday via video link, is even more connected with
the Russian Mob, 'The Ismailovakaya.'
In summing up, the Judge, more than merely mentioned the 'R.M' 'The Ismailovskaya,' in fact, in no uncertain terms. He made it clear that they are "a violent criminal organization."
Watched constantly by the CIA, The Mossad, FBI, FSB and MI5 these mobsters appear to have hands on more rackets in Russia and the EU than every single player to have passed through Wimbledon's High-Brow gates.
The irony of the situation, where these wealthy men, who may well have both made much of their fortunes through bribery at the highest level, not to mention Police Corruption, and illegal hocus pocus, trying to settle their differences in a London Court, is almost laughable.
Not that I am willing to call either man a crook as that would not be 'cricket' or even legal, but the possibility does exist that the legal profession in London - and more than a 'Wig-Wagon' load of QC's' wish that there were many more cases like this to enter their chambers. They are all seen nightly drinking up happily together at their local, pub. 'The IRA.' International Rogues Anonymous.