Prosecutor General's Office offers to withdraw $7.7m-worth property from officials
Real estate and cars purchased for illegal incomes will be turned into state revenue.
Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika reported on the claims sent to the courts, demanding that the property of officials worth 500 million rubles ($7.7m) be turned over to the state’s income, Kommersant reports. According to Chaika, more than half of the claims have already been satisfied.
“In 2018, the number of materials received by the prosecution authorities, indicating that property was acquired for unconfirmed income, increased by a quarter,” the Prosecutor General noted.
Also, the supervisor requires the withdrawal of real estate and vehicles worth 10 billion rubles from ex-head of the Serpukhov district Alexander Shestun, and former head of Mari El Leonid Markelov.
The Prosecutor General's Office had earlier accused the Moscow region’s ex-official of exceeding official authority, taking a bribe on an especially large scale, and forgery, and demanded to seize assets worth of 9 billion rubles ($135 million) from him.