In 2001, the criminal proceedings against M. Ablyazov were instituted for corruption in the period when he was Minister of Energy. Upon striving to avoid imprisonment, М. Ablyazov joined the opposition movement “The Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan”. However, he was sentenced to imprisonment in 2002, he got out of jail after one year and publicly promised to never get involved in politics any more.
As early as in 2005, the oligarch used the money from BTA-Bank for supporting the revolutions in Kyrgyzstan and then bought-up the assets of the said sta...
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