Source Pravda.Ru

Moscow City Court legalizes arrest of Khodorkovsky lawyers' accounts

The Moscow City Court has confirmed that the arrest of the Swiss bank accounts of former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky's lawyers, Vasily Aleksanyan and Anton Drel, was legal.

Anton Drel has told RIA Novosti that the Moscow City Court denied the cassation of Khodorkovsky's lawyers against the March 19 ruling of the Basmanny Court of Moscow to authorize the arrest of the Swiss bank accounts.

Previously, Khodorkovsky's lawyer, Genrikh Padva, quoted the prosecutors as saying that there was evidence that part of the embezzled money might be in a Swiss bank. The names of Aleksanyan and Drel featured among the companies, legal entities and individuals.

In March, Moscow's Basmanny Court authorized the arrest of Swiss bank accounts of twenty people featuring in the Yukos case. According to the Prosecutor General's Office, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Menatep head Platon Lebedev, former head of the Russian State Humanitarian University Leonid Nevzlin and other people in the case have over 6.2 billion Swiss francs (about $5 billion) in five Swiss banks.

"At issue are not assets, shares or other securities, but private monetary deposits of individuals who are involved in large-scale embezzlement," the prosecutors noted.

Khodorkovsky, now in custody, is accused on several points of indictment according to the Russian Criminal Code, including large-scale embezzlement and tax evasion. Khodorkovsky is pleading not guilty.

The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations

Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus

The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations

Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus

On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part

World leaders unite with Russia at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
Comments
The Netherlands and Australia officially accuse Russia of downing MH17 over Donbass
Pentagon's goal in the Middle East is to trigger major war between Israel and Iran
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
What would you do if you were Kim Jong-un?
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea
The Netherlands and Australia officially accuse Russia of downing MH17 over Donbass
How low will America go?
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
What would you do if you were Kim Jong-un?
What would you do if you were Kim Jong-un?
What would you do if you were Kim Jong-un?
What would you do if you were Kim Jong-un?
Robbie Williams sings for wealthy Russians at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus