Moscow court seizes assets of Sakhalin’s governor charged with corruption
MOSCOW, March 18 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Basmanny District Court has seized bank accounts belonging to Sakhalin Governor Alexander Khoroshavin charged with taking a $5.6-million bribe, the court’s spokesperson told RAPSI on Wednesday.
The court has granted motions filed by investigators concerning Khoroshavin’s accounts in several banks including Sberbank, Gazprombank, Bank of Moscow and VTB Bank. Khoroshavin has not appealed the ruling yet.
Official charges against Khoroshavin were brought on March 13.
The Investigative Committee announced earlier that $16.4 million in cash, numerous pieces of jewelry and a $600,000 writing pen had been seized from residences of Khoroshavin.
The governor was arrested in Sakhalin and later taken to Moscow. Moscow's Basmanny District Court on March 4 ruled to detain him until April 27.
After Khoroshavin’s arrest investigators received a number of reports on alleged violations during his term as the governor, according to Investigative Committee spokesperson Vladimir Markin.