Court refuses to return money seized from oppositionist socialite
MOSCOW, July 26 - RAPSI. The Moscow Basmanny District Court has refused to obligate investigators to return the money seized during a search of TV show host Ksenia Sobchak's apartment.The court has refused to satisfy her appeal disputing the seizure of her passport and funds.
Sobchak actively participates in opposition rallies. Earlier, she was fined by a court for holding an unauthorized protest.
The apartments of opposition activists were searched in the Bolotnaya Square riots case on June 11. Sobchak's apartment was searched, although she did not attend the rally.
Investigators claimed that they sought opposition leader Ilya Yashin. They found both him and a safe containing large amounts of cash in her apartment. They issued a summons to Yashin to go to the Investigative Committee, and seized the cash in the safe, which amounted to 1,392,000 euro.