Colonel Zakharchenko’s confiscated assets still not handed to the state

Colonel Zakharchenko’s confiscated assets still not handed to the state

The Zakharchenko's confiscated property will soon be handed over. Apartments and cars will be auctioned once it is done.

The Zakharchenko's apartments and cars confiscated following a court ruling are yet to be handed to Russian Federal Agency for State Property Management (Rosimushchestvo), according to Agency head Dmitry Pristanskov, as quoted by RIA Novosti. The Agency is yet to receive the confiscated property as far as he knows, Pristanskov said during Russian Investment Forum in Sochi when interviewed by RBC.

The Russian Federal Bailiff Service has already begun the handover process, according to Pristanskov. Apartments and cars will be auctioned once it is done.

“We will wait and sell them as soon as we get them,” Pristanskov said.

Let us remind you that the Nikulinsky District Court (Moscow) confiscated former Russian MIA General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption T Directorate deputy head Zakharchenko Zakharchenko’s property following a motion by the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office. It happened in December 2017. He lost 9 billion rubles ($159.7 million), 14 apartments and 13 parking lots in Moscow, two Mercedes-Benz and two Porsche Cayenne GTS cars, half-a-kilo gold bar, jewelry, and a Rolex. The colonel’s defense team claimed the attempt to confiscate his property before court ruling was illegal and appealed it.

Meanwhile, the Zakharchenkos still have property left. In July 2017, it was reported they have bank accounts in Swiss Falcon Private Bank. The accounts belong to Panama offshore company Divontal services S.A. The colonel’s father Viktor Zakharchenko was their registered owner. Investigators had also discovered Viktor Zakharchenko had about €300 million at the Rothschild Bank and Dresdner Bank’s Geneva arm.

Let us remind you that the Russian FSB arrested Russian MIA Colonel Zakharchenko in September 2016. The police found $124 million, €1.5 million, and 342 million rubles ($6 million) in cash when searching his sister’s Moscow apartment. The investigators later discovered the colonel had bought 27 expensive real estate objects (apartments and parking lots). It is worth mentioning that officially he has earned 12 million rubles ($213,000) over the last 15 years. He registered his parents, numerous partners, and their kids as the real estate owner.

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