Court seized property of Dagestani former Prime Minister and his deputies

Court seized property of Dagestani former Prime Minister and his deputies
Abdusamad Hamidov

According to the lawyer of one of the officials accused of embezzling money from the budget, the cost of confiscated property is "hundreds of millions of rubles."

The Moscow Basmanny Court arrested the property of former Interim Prime Minister of Dagestan Abdusamad Hamidov, his deputies Shamil Isayev and Radif Yusufov, as well as former Education Minister Shahabasov Shakhov accused of embezzling funds from the republic's budget. A lawyer of one of the defendants of the case, Dagir Khasavov, stated this to TASS.

According to Khasavov, the court arrested the property of the defendants back in March, but the defense found out about it only now. Two apartments, three plots of land, two houses and four living quarters located in Dagestan belonged to Yusufov are seized.

The lawyer noted that the defense intends to appeal the decision of the Basmanny Court. According to him, it was taken without the participation of the defense and "without determining the ownership of this property. "We will certainly restore the statute of limitations and appeal this seizure," Khasavov said.

Abdusamad Hamidov and his deputies were detained on February 5. Former officials are accused of stealing funds allocated for the implementation of social programs in Dagestan. Damage to the budget of the republic was initially estimated at 95.8 million rubles ($16.6m). Later, Hamidov was charged with new charges, according to which the actions of the former acting Prime Minister led to damage in the amount of 1.3 billion rubles ($22.5m).

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