This evidence, obtained through a court order issued in unrelated civil proceedings in Kazakhstan, comprises of hundreds of files and email communication between Chapman and his associates.
Chapman and his Argentem Creek group of companies financed the Statis’ litigation campaign purported to enforce a fraudulently obtained arbitral award against the Republic of Kazakhstan. For example, Chapman assisted the Statis by funding their efforts to escape trial on their fraud in the High Court of England in 2018.
Chapman is also assisting the Statis by disseminating a false narrative and financing a larger black PR campaign against the Republic of Kazakhstan. According to Chapman: the Statis did not engage in any fraud, and the Republic supposedly invented the fraud allegations to avoid paying the Statis. Chapman has systematically repeated this lie in the courts and the media. He even launched a website – www.tristangate.com – that purports to tell “the truth” about the case but in fact just repeats his false narrative and the Statis’ lies. Chapman hired a team of lobbyists in Washington, D.C. to attempt to peddle his lies and improperly influence members of the U.S. government.