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Usmanow villa on Tegernsee spared from sanctions? Owner untraceable


In Rottach-Egern, three villas attributed to the oligarch Alisher Usmanow have been sanctioned. But there is a fourth villa that was spared the sanctions. Why? And who does it belong to? Finding that out is difficult.

In Rottach-Egern, three villas attributed to the oligarch Alisher Usmanow have been sanctioned.

But there is a fourth villa that was spared the sanctions.


And who does it belong to?

Finding that out is difficult.


– Almost exactly six months ago, three properties attributed to oligarch Alisher Usmanow were stormed by a large police force in Rottach-Egern.

But not a fourth villa on Ganghoferstraße, which was purchased from offshore companies using the same model.

Why was she spared?

A search for clues.

Search for traces of the owner: Villas no longer belong to Usmanow

Obtaining information about the real owners or users of this sprawling villa on Ganghoferstrasse is almost impossible.

All brick.

From Usmanow to real estate management in Tegernsee.

Usmanow says it no longer belongs to him.

And the property manager does not respond to inquiries.

And yet there are always gardeners or caretakers who keep the property in good shape.

In December 2015, it cost 7.2 million euros with 2,300 square meters of land.

The only thing to know is that the villa will be used as a guest house.

By whom?

No Information.


Usmanow's villa in Rottach-Egern, whose owner cannot be traced.

© Klaus Wiendl

Like the other three properties owned by the sanctioned Russian Usmanov, the villa on Ganghoferstrasse was also acquired by British informants based in the tax haven of the Isle of Man.

Offshore company names are interchangeable.

Whether Lakeview Property, Lake Point Property or Tegernsee (IOM) Limited.

The actors are always the same: Stephen Corran, Paul Healey or Brett Armitage.

However, they are not the actual owners of these companies.

Months ago, Usmanov also admitted this to our newspaper: “Mr. Usmanov never hid that he is personally a shareholder of these companies and, consequently, when they were transferred into trusts (trust companies), he became the beneficiary of the trusts”.

Exception to sanctions: suspicion of money laundering

Three offshore company properties on Fischerstrasse, including Usmanov's second home and an unfinished villa on Forellenstrasse, have been sanctioned since Putin declared war.

They may not be sold or rented.

But this probably does not apply to the villa on Ganghoferstrasse.

Like the other properties mentioned, it was not the target of the raid.

The competent authority will confirm this on request.

The house on Ganghoferstraße was "not searched in an investigation conducted by the Munich II public prosecutor's office," said press spokeswoman Andrea Grape.

She points out that in this complex process, Munich is only responsible for possible violations by Usmanov of the Foreign Trade and Payments Act and the sanctions provisions.

The Attorney General's Office in Frankfurt is responsible for the suspicion of money laundering.

From there, when


asked about Ganghoferstrasse, they said: "We know about the property".

However, no information is generally given on “specific search objects.”

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Global network: From Bad Tölz to the Isle of Man

The real estate management in Bad Tölz, which is said to be responsible for the sanctioned villas and a semi-detached house, also gave no information.

A call was rejected.

One would have liked to know why the managing director in Tölz is or was also a business partner of the Brits Corran and Healey (Isle of Man) of a "Brosscar GmbH" in Munich.

What connection of a business nature was there?

According to the business information service North Data, the network extends from Bad Tölz via Munich to a "Honolulu Investments Ltd".

The Isle of Man-based offshore company also appears in the Panama Papers.

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Source: merkur

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