Bank account seizure of over 100 people in Navalny foundation money washing case extended
MOSCOW, February 4 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Basmanny District Court extended attachment of bank accounts of more than 100 people linked to the foundation founded by Alexey Navalny as part of a money laundering case until August, lawyer Tatiana Molokanova told RAPSI on Tuesday.
According to the lawyer, accounts of 92 individuals were seized in one bank and of 30-40 persons in another one.
Investigators claim that from January 2016 to December 2018, persons linked to Navalny’s foundation, including the organization’s employees, received great sum of money in rubles and foreign currency obtained by criminal means from third persons. Under the guise of legal ownership and use of the criminally obtained funds, accomplices transferred the same sum to accounts of several banks through Cash-in and Recycling in Moscow. Later, then transferred the money to the foundation’s accounts, thus funding the organization and committing money laundering, the Investigative Committee reported earlier.
Investigation is underway.