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Friends and relatives of Russian officials may seize the property if they do not confirm the legality of it spent on the acquisition of assets. To such conclusion of the constitutional court (CC), reported owned by the family Demyan Kudryavtsev, the newspaper “Vedomosti”.
The court pointed out that to seize the property can be not only spouses and minor children of officials, but also from friends and distant relatives. The COP noted that the measure does not contradict the Constitution and “is aimed at effective combating corruption and the protection of important constitutional values.” Relatives and friends of the officer have the right to provide the court with proof of legality of receipt of funds to which the property was acquired.
KS considered complaints of the ex-Colonel of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Dmitry Zakharchenko, as well as his relatives and friends His relatives believe that they have illegally confiscated property worth over 9 billion rubles, as they do not belong to the categories of persons required to confirm the legality of this wasted money. The Prosecutor General’s office has not provided direct evidence that the property was purchased at the crime received income Zakharchenko.
In October Dmitry Zakharchenko has softened a sentence and has appointed punishment in the form of 12.5 years in prison and a fine in the amount of 117 million rubles for obstructing and receiving a bribe of 3.5 million rubles in the form of a discount card in a network of fish restaurants. He is also deprived of state awards and special ranks “police Colonel”.
Russian officials are required to declare information about income, assets and major expenditures. The same requirements apply to their spouses and minor children. Under large expenditures are defined as spending in excess of the total income of the family of the officer for the last three years. In this case, the public servant shall disclose the source of funds. If the officer cannot prove the legality of incomes, purchased their property can withdraw the benefit of the state.
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