Court freezes bank accounts of Magomedov brothers
Earlier, money found during the search was seized.
Press secretary of the Tverskoy court Anastasia Dryuzko reported that on April 5, bank accounts of the Magomedov brothers, co-owners of the Summa group were blocked at the request of the investigation. Earlier, money found during the search was seized during the search; the sum is not disclosed.
The defendants' lawyers did not comment on the block of the accounts, referring to a pledge of secrecy.
The Magomedov brothers were arrested on March 31. The court refused to release them on $40.1m-bail.
Investigators of the Ministry of Internal Affairs charged the Magomedov brothers on May 11. They are charged with Swindling (part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code), Embezzlement on an especially large scale (part 4 of Article 160) and Organization of the Criminal Community (part 1 of Article 210). Magomed Magomedov is also accused of Illegal Transfer, Sale, Storage of Weapons (part 2 of Article 222 of the Criminal Code).
The third defendant in the case is Intex Group director Artur Maksidov. He is suspected of embezzling 668.9 million rubles ($10.7m). They deny their guilt.
In 2018, the official became a founder of a fund that deals with shooting and entrapment of wild animals in a hunting sector he supervises. With that, the official did not report about it to his senior executives.