"The court is about to rule [on whether he should be held]", Nice's Public Prosecutor Jean-Michel Pretre told Sputnik.
Moscow is taking "all necessary steps" to protect Russian upper house lawmaker Suleiman Kerimov and will continue to do so, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, adding that the Senator is also "protecting his interests himself".
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The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that Moscow informed Paris that Kerimov is a senator and has a diplomatic passport and immunity in other states.
Forbes magazine listed Kerimov as Russia's 21st richest person with a net worth of about $6.7 billion.
A tax lawyer and two Swiss businessmen have already been charged over the case.
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Kerimov shot to fame in the soccer world in 2011 when he bought Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala and went on a spectacular spending spree.
Shares in Polyus, Russia's biggest gold producer which is controlled by Kerimov's family, fell on the news of his detention.
Kerimov was once a member of the ultra-nationalist party Liberal Democratic Party, which he left in 2007 to join the ruling United Russia party.
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The representative of the Federation Council, the head of the Committee for worldwide Affairs Konstantin Kosachev has informed that Russia will stand up for the accused in France of Suleiman Kerimov.