MOSCOW, October 5 - RAPSI. Moscow's Basmanny District Court has issued a warrant for the attachment of Boris Berezovsky's assets as part of a new case over the suspected investment of his funds in Borjomi Center and IDS Borjomi, the court told RAPSI.
“The court has granted the investigators' motion and issued an attachment warrant for Berezovsky's assets in Russia and Ukraine,” said the source.
He failed to specify exactly what assets are to be attached.
In early September an Investigative Committee spokesperson said the offices at Borjomi Center and IDS Borjomi in which Berezovsky and his late partner Badri Patarkatsishvili formerly held shares had been searched.
The searches were prompted by allegations that Berezovsky could have invested tens of millions of dollars in the companies via trusts, Markin explained. Investigators maintained that these funds included proceeds from criminal activity.
Earlier, the Prosecutor General's Office told RIA Novosti that it was prepared to request that foreign countries attach the assets owned by Berezovsky and Patarkatsishvili's relatives.
Berezovsky, who is wanted by Russian authorities on charges of fraud and deception, has been hiding in the United Kingdom since 2000. In 2003, a British court refused to extradite the businessman.
Berezovsky's business partner, a well known Georgian opposition leader and businessman, Patarkatsishvili, died in 2008 in his London home, leaving behind a wife and two daughters.