Sverdlovsk region traffic police head orders to detain ex-consul of Seychelles 

Sverdlovsk region traffic police head orders to detain ex-consul of Seychelles
Igor Vozhagov

Despite being dismissed from the consul post, Igor Vozhagov has three cars with diplomatic plates registered in his name.

Head of the State Road Traffic Safety Inspectorate in the Sverdlovsk region Yury Demin has ordered all heads of the MIA territorial bodies of the region and commanders of the Road Patrol Service special units to take administrative measures against former Consul of the Seychelles in Yekaterinburg Igor Vozhagov.

As reported by citing a source in internal affairs agencies, such is the contents of the telegram sent out to unit commanders subordinate to Demin. In particular, it orders to detain Vozhagov and remove diplomatic plates from his car.

Reason for the detention of the ex-consul and the application of administrative measures against him was his use of three cars with diplomatic plates.

In particular, Igor Vozhagov has a Jaguar AP XY, a BMW 535 GT, and a BMW 532i. November 20, bailiffs seized this BMW 20 as repayment of 2.7-million-ruble ($45.6 thousand) debt when Vozhagov was dismissed from the post of consul of the Seychelles in Yekaterinburg. 


The publication notes that the former consul, who has been stripped of the diplomatic immunity, owns 359 thousand rubles ($6 thousand) as child maintenance payment, about 2.2 million rubles ($37.2 thousand) as loans in various banks, 103 thousand rubles ($1.7 thousand) as payment for housing and public utilities, and about 2.5 thousand ($42) as repayment of traffic fines.

According to Deputy Head of the Federal Bailiff Service Directorate in the Sverdlovsk region Elena Sidorova, Igor Vozhagov hit the list of debtors back in 2016. His former wife claims the right to Jaguar AP XY. She insists that the ex-spouse owns her car by court order.

The Seychelles Consulate operated in Yekaterinburg for several years. Vozhagov was appointed Honorary Consul by the President of the Republic of Seychelles James Alix Michel in 2009. Law enforcers do not rule out that this could have been a front for a company providing financial services in this offshore state in the Indian Ocean.




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