Court refuses to extend attachment of ex-minister Abyzov’s accounts

Court refuses to extend attachment of ex-minister Abyzov’s accounts
Mikhail Abyzov

The sanction was imposed on 900-million-rubles’ worth of property.

The Moscow Basmanny Court refused to extend the attachment of the accounts of former head of the Open Government, Mikhail Abyzov, who is accused of fraud and the creation of a criminal community. The court made the same decision regarding the accounts of Abyzov’s son, Ru-com LLC and a number of offshore companies, TASS reports.

The court agreed to accept the lawyer's arguments that the petition of the investigators to extend the period of attachment of the property was illegal, one of Abyzov’s lawyers, Sergey Drozd, told the news agency.

The ex-minister was arrested in March, despite the guarantees of people like Arkady Dvorkovich, Anatoly Chubais, Natalya Timakova and others. The prosecution accuses Abyzov of withdrawing money from Novosibirsk energy companies, SIBEKO and RES.

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