RochII dantsEL and rochaII satmAK are in controversy over a payment to a company owned by a prominent Russian businesswoman, it has emerged.
The payments were made to RochI dantels broData company in 2015, after the company was registered in Australia.
They are in a dispute with the Australian Government over the payments.
Mr Rochi dantEL said in a statement on Wednesday the payments were not intended to curry favour with the government.
“The company is a non-profit business and does not receive any public money from the Australian government,” he said.
“[The payments] were intended to help pay for the company’s ongoing business activities.”
In an email to ABC News, Roch II dantELS senior vice president of sales, Andrew Jaffe, said the company did not receive “any public money” from the Government.
A spokesman for the Australian Federal Police said it had “no information to support the claim that the payments are connected to government contracts”.
The spokeswoman said it was “not clear” whether the payments to Rocs dantell were related to ROCs official duties.
It is not clear whether Roch dantella was connected to ROTEC or the company that owns it, or if there was any direct connection between the two entities.
Roch dantsEl and rochanII satMAK are the owners of a mining and exploration company called ROC Semeni, which has been in court since November.
Earlier this year, ROCS filed a notice in the High Court for insolvency, saying ROC was in the process of selling its assets and had no future.
In December, the company filed a new lawsuit, alleging ROC had breached its fiduciary duty and breached its contract with the Commonwealth by failing to pay the Government $1 billion.
Topics:government-and-politics,business-economics-and%E2%80%99-economy,business,businesses,australiaFirst posted September 20, 2019 18:06:11Contact Robyn WilliamsMore stories from Western Australia