Businessman Tinkov said that he was sick with an acute form of leukemia

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Businessman Oleg Tinkov announced that he was sick with leukemia. This statement he made on Friday after it became known that for filing false tax information to the U.S., he faces up to six years in prison. Tinkov statement published by the Russian edition of Forbes magazine.

“I Have diagnosed an acute form of leukemia. I was diagnosed in October, I have already had several courses of chemotherapy. I had in my life to fight for themselves and for their business, but now I will fight for the main thing – for life itself,” – said Tinkov.

He noted that he had diagnosed back in October of last year and has already undergone several courses of chemotherapy. The billionaire also thanked for the support of his wife, children and friends. Business Tinkov now manages his team, and he was a couple of years away from operating activities.

“with regard to questions from the US on my taxes in the past, work on them lawyers, leaving me to battle with my greatest enemy,” he concluded.Under American law when you exit the U.S. citizenship he had to pay tax on this amount, since the state was sold at market price. Tinkov indicated that his annual income at that time amounted to 205 thousand dollars by hiding the true profit from a stock of 1 billion dollars, reports “Interfax”.

the Second charge relates to the financial statements for the five years prior to renunciation of citizenship, where Tinkov indicated their state in the amount of 300 thousand dollars.

Indictment transferred to Federal court for the Northern district of California in September 2019. For each of the charges he faces at the three yearand prisons.

Now Oleg Tinkov is in London and held on charges of concealing information on assets of $ 1 billion, which was opened by the U.S. justice Department. To Tinkoff faces up to six years of imprisonment. Hearings will be held in January and April 2020.

Businessman posted bail in the amount of 20 million pounds to be released for the trial. Tinkov was also ordered to report to the police and to surrender all their passports. Earlier media reports said about the presence of the businessman of Russian and Cypriot citizenship and residence permit in Italy.