Court seizes foreign assets of Berezovsky - source
Russian law enforcement authorities have tracked down and seized the assets and a number of accounts at foreign banks that belonged to exiled oligarch Boris Berezovsky who died in the UK in March 2013.
"A court ordered the seizure of assets and money deposited in banks and other lending organizations abroad. Operations with these accounts are terminated," an informed source told Interfax on Wednesday.
"The total value of the seized assets of Berezovsky is millions of rubles," the source said.
Russian law enforcement authorities continue to search for Berezovsky's assets and accounts even after his death, he said. "This is not the first court ruling made this year," the source noted.
The Federal Bailiff Service reported earlier that a court bailiff resolved on May 13, 2013, to arrest the property of the debtor on the Russian territory in the course of the enforcement procedure against Berezovsky.
Berezovsky is still listed as a most wanted person in the Interpol database.
He migrated to the UK and settled down in London in 2000. Russia accused the businessman of numerous crimes and sentenced him in absentia to a prison term.
It became known on March 23, 2013, that 67-year-old Berezovsky died in his Ascot home in Berkshire. The businessman's bodyguard found the body on the floor of a bathroom that was locked from the inside.
The Scotland Yard published an official Berezovsky postmortem report on March 26. No traces of a violent death were found and it appeared that the businessman had hanged himself.