Polonsky’s island placed under Navy’s control

The Cambodian navy on Monday formally took control of Koh Damlong, a remote island that was slated to become the crown jewel of Sergei Polonsky’s offshore tourism project before the Russian developer was deported to Moscow to stand trial on serious fraud charges, officials said ...

Ouch Sony and Ben Woods

Polonsky could be allowed to return in five years: official

Russian businessman Sergei Polonsky, who was deported to Moscow last month to face trial on serious fraud charges, could be allowed to return to Cambodia in five years’ time, an immigration official said Sunday. ...

Ouch Sony

Doroshenko’s son sued over $250k bribery claim

A lawyer for Russian developer Sergei Polonsky has filed a complaint with the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court accusing the son of his former business partner of defamation for disseminating a letter that claims Mr. Polonsky paid officials $250,000 to imprison his father. ...

Aun Pheap

Extradition pact sees next steps

The Ministry of Justice has established a working group to examine a draft extradition treaty with Russia, the latest step in a process that could ultimately see prominent fugitives deported, a ministry spokesman said yesterday. ...

Taing Vida

Mafia ‘not welcome’

Cambodia’s National Police chief Neth Savoeun has told foreign embassies that it won’t tolerate “foreign mafia” in the Kingdom, in what appears to be a thinly veiled message to Russia concerning recent conflict between Russian nationals in Sihanoukville. According to the statement, Savoeun has been ...

Vong Sokheng and Shaun Turton

Russia eyes Polonsky with extradition treaty

Russia and Cambodia are in the final stages of drafting an extradition treaty that would clear the way for Moscow to have fugitive developer Sergei Polonsky sent home to face multimillion-dollar embezzlement charges, Russian media reported Wednesday. ...

Ben Woods

Courts ban beach sale in latest Polonsky-Doroshenko dispute

Officials in Preah Sihanouk province last week moved to bar prominent Russian businessman Nikolai Doroshenko from selling Sihanoukville’s Victory Beach after the Appeal Court ruled that he had violated a contract to transfer the property to fugitive Russian oligarch Sergei Polonsky, court officials said Wednesday. ...

Aun Pheap

Cambodia receives new Russian request to extradite fugitive tycoon Polonsky

Cambodian prosecutors have received a new request from Russia to extradite Russian businessman Sergei Polonsky, TASS reported on Tuesday. The news agency’s source at the Cambodian Prosecutor General’s Office said the request was based on civil claims filed against Polonsky. He said that those who lost ...

RAPSI News Staff

As free man, Polonsky plans tourism mecca

Sergei Polonsky, a Russian fugitive and former billionaire real estate magnate who was recently released from prison in Cambodia, has grand plans for a string of islands off the coast of Sihanoukville. Less than a month after the Supreme Court refused to extradite him to Russia ...

Joshua Wilwohl

Court temporarily halts lease transfer for victory beach

Russian businessmen Nikolai Doroshenko and Sergei Polonsky are locked in a legal dispute over Sihanoukville’s Victory Beach following Mr. Polonsky’s release from prison last month, according to copies of court documents obtained Monday. The Preah Sihanouk provincial court has temporarily prevented Mr. Doroshenko from transferring the ...

Joshua Wilwohl

Detained Russian's Company Under Investigation for Fraud

The company of Russian businessman Sergei Polonsky, who is currently being detained by Cambodian authorities after a maritime incident off the coast of Preah Sihanouk province last week, is being investigated by the Russian Interior Ministry for fraud, according to a statement on the ministry’s ...

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