Washington Babylon — April 9, 2010, 11:16 am

Two Former Senators May Find Themselves Out of Board Positions with Kyrgyz Revolution

Looks like former Senators Bob Dole and Bennett Johnston are on the board of a Kyrgyz bank called AsiaUniversalBank (AUB).

During its final weeks in power, the Kurmanbek Bakiyev regime blocked websites that reported on an Italian arrest warrant for Eugene Gourevitch, a board member of AUB until last year and a close associate of President Bakiyev’s controversial son, Maksim Bakiyev. The latter’s home was reportedly torched by demonstrators during the revolution.

A correspondent familiar with Kyrgyzstan tells me that inside the country “it was well known that the chairman and supposed main owner of AUB (Mikhail Nadel), Maksim Bakiyev, and Gourevitch were all thick as thieves.”

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