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  • AIBA Disciplinary Commission closed case of EC Member Mr. Umar Kremlev


    The AIBA Disciplinary Commission, with its decision of August 16, concluded that the allegations made against Mr. Kremlev have not met the burden of proof, as they relied “on a report that is based on questionable validity”. The DC Panel pointed out that “The Chair of the Ethics Commission cautioned readers that the report is founded only on public, i.e., journalistic sources and that those sources “are not always reliable and may be biased.”

    Mr. Kremlev provided the DC Panel with evidence, which showed that, pursuant to the Russian MIA, General Administration for Economic Security and Combating Corruption, he had no prior convictions or criminal history. The uncorroborated sources in the complaint did not outweigh the evidence presented by Mr. Kremlev. Consequently, the AIBA Disciplinary Commission closed the matter and dismissed the complaint against him.

    This decision is final and not subject to appeal.

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