Swedish Billionaire Who Develops Aspen Hotel Sues Colorado Newspaper Over ‘Oligarch’ Label | app

A Swedish billionaire who is developing a controversial luxury hotel in Aspen, Colorado, is suing one of the city’s newspapers for defamation, claiming The Aspen Times falsely portrayed him as a corrupt Russian oligarch amid the war of this country against Ukraine.

Vladislav Doronin, who was born in the Soviet Union and made his fortune on the Moscow real estate scene in the 1990s, says newspaper coverage of him in news stories and opinion pieces casts a shadow over his purchase of $76.25 million land in Aspen and its planned development, according to a lawsuit filed last month in U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

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