Ex-Deputy Minister of Finance was not aware of case on smuggling initiated against him

Ex-Deputy Minister of Finance was not aware of case on smuggling initiated against him
Sergey Aleksashenko

Sergey Aleksashenko claims that now his lawyer is trying to settle the situation.

Former vice-chairman of the Central Bank and Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Sergey Aleksashenko commented on information on the criminal case initiated against him on smuggling. According to the former government employee, now his lawyer is trying to settle the situation.

To recall, the day before Moskovsky Komsomolets reported about Aleksashenko's detention at Domodedovo Airport in attempt to smuggle seven Soviet awards to the USA. The ex-Deputy Minister could not show the corresponding documents on the awards. As a result, after conducting examination and confirmation of the authenticity of awards, a criminal case under Article 226.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Smuggling of Cultural Values) was initiated against him, the newspaper notes.

Aleksashenko denied information on Twitter, noting that he has been in the USA for two weeks already. The chief of the Domodedovo customs Aleksander Berzan in his turn told RBC that he has no information on the detention of the former government employee yet.

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