In Moscow the court arrested the property of the United States residing in the ex-Yukos lawyer Pavel Ivlev
Moscow’s Basmanny court arrested the Moscow property residing in the States of the former Yukos lawyer Pavel Ivlev on charges of embezzlement and money laundering. About it RIA “news” have informed on Thursday in court.
According to the source, the court granted the petition of the investigation and arrested the 1/3 share of property belonging to Ivlev, in 3rd Park street in Moscow. In turn, the press Secretary of the court Juno Tsarev said to”Interfax”that the decision about arrest of property was made on 1 November.
Ivlev’s lawyer Konstantin Rivkin was previously reported to Interfax that his client lives in the USA.
The case against Pavel Ivlev was initiated in January 2012. Managing partner law office “ALM Feldmans” Ivlev is accused of misappropriation or embezzlement of another’s property in especially large size (article 160 of the criminal code of the Russian Federation) and legalisation (laundering) of money or other property obtained by criminal means (article 174.1 OF THE CRIMINAL CODE). Earlier Basmanny court of Moscow twice in absentia arrested the former lawyer of Yukos.
According to investigators, Ivlev in an organized group under the leadership of ex-Yukos head Mikhail Khodorkovsky has awarded more than 195 million tons of oil producing enterprises of OJSC Yuganskneftegaz, OJSC Samaraneftegaz and OJSC “Tomskneft VNK” for a total of about 925 billion rubles.
In addition, the investigators found that in 2001-2003, Ivlev as part of an organized group headed by Khodorkovsky, “made the legalization of funds in the amount of about 133 billion rubles.” The money was received “from the sale of stolen oil, under the guise of receiving dividends, the Cyprus founders, controlled by members of an organized group “Danki limited” and “Nassauborg Management limited”, according to investigators.
The period of investigation of embezzlement and money laundering, involving Pavel Ivlev, was extended until 2 December. The investigation is conducted with respect to other entities.