ICR Head Alexander Bastrykin falls under US sanctions
Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia is among five Russian citizens, against whom Washington has introduced a new package of restrictive measures on the basis of the Magnitsky Act.
On Monday, January 9th, the US Treasury introduced new sanctions against five Russian citizens on the basis of the Magnitsky Act. According to a posted on the official site document, the list includes: State Duma Deputy Andrey Lugovoi, businessman Dmitry Kovtun, investigator Stanislav Gordievsky, businessman Gennady Plaksin and Head of the ICR Alexander Bastrykin.
Recall that the Magnitsky Act was adopted in the US in December 2012. In the document the US Government listed the Russians, who, in their opinion, are involved in human rights violations.
Employee of a large investment fund Hermitage Capital Management Sergey Magnitsky, accused of fraud with taxes by the Russian law enforcement agencies, died in the Matrosskaya Tishina pre-trial detention center in November 2009, after being in prison for almost a year. His death caused a wide public response both in Russia and abroad.
The 55-year-old spouses Shevchenko and their 29-year-old son were engaged in construction business and trade in jewelry. In addition to the criminal redistribution of business, the investigation does not rule out robbery.
The Moscow Government has already held more than fifty tenders for the construction of houses, which later were included in the renovation program. Most of the contracts were won by longtime acquaintances and countrymen of the vice mayor of the capital.
While the media spread information that Abramovich and his wife have split ‘peacefully’ and settled all the financial issues in advance, Darya Zhukova has retained famous divorce lawyer Raymond Tooth who used to represent Irina Malandina, the previous wife of Abramovich, in 2007. The CrimeRussia has found that Zhukova has a good chance to become one of the five richest women in Russia and possibly topple Elena Baturina with her $1 billion fortune.