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An article from 2001 notes: "Mark Garber is a director of the asset management company Fleming Family and Partners. Until recently, he divided his time between the firm's offices in Russia and its headquarters in Mayfair. But documents prepared by Italian investigators name Moscow-born Garber as one of 10 people accused of collaborating with the Russian and Ukrainian mafia, former KGB agents, politicians and a shadowy syndicate to supply arms to Serb fighters during the Balkan conflict.

"Garber is the subject of an international arrest warrant and now unable to enter the EU for fear of being arrested and extradited to Italy. The documents list his current status as 'fugitive', although he continues to work in Fleming's Moscow office. The allegations relate to a massive shipment of arms including 30,000 AK47 Kalashnikov rifles, 400 guided missiles, 10,000 anti-tank missiles and 32 million rounds of ammunition which were seized on a ship, the Jadran Express, in Venice in 1994. Others implicated in the deal include a Russian-born British citizen, a notorious Belgian criminal and the founder of the Ukrainian secret police. Five of those named are still at large.

"Garber allegedly became involved in the early Nineties, before he joined Fleming, when he was one of four directors of the Moscow-based Sintez oil company along with a Ukrainian, Dimitri Streshinskji, and two other Russians, Leonid Lebedev and Alexander Zhukov." [1]

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