2 million rubles seized from FBK video editor during search

2 million rubles seized from FBK video editor during search
Vitaly Kolesnikov

The employee of the fund is not mentioned in the criminal case, but the money allegedly came from the sale of an apartment.

During a search at the apartment of Vitaly Kolesnikov, video editor of the Anti-Corruption Fund, 2.3 million rubles were seized in a criminal investigation into the laundering of about 1 billion rubles. Kolesnikov is not mentioned in the case file, but the money allegedly came from the sale of an apartment, which was evidenced by documentation, said Kira Yarmysh, FBK spokeswoman.

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“The investigator replies: I feel it must be relevant to the case. Your documents are nothing to me,” said Yarmysh in the latest video on Navalny LIVE channel.

The search took place on August 8. Investigators came to the house where FBK accountant Anna Chekhovich used to live. It turned out that she had moved, and the investigators found Kolesnikov there instead, which did not seem to have confused them at all. During the search, money, documents, a new phone, laptop and tablet were seized, according to Yarmysh; after which he “was taken away for interrogation without a summons or a lawyer”.

The money laundering case was opened on August 3. On August 8, searches were conducted in the office of FBK and those of its employees.


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