GP requests the state party to block the accounts of ex-Deputy head of the Ministry of agriculture

GP requests the state party to block the accounts of ex-Deputy head of the Ministry of agriculture


To the competent authority of Switzerland requests the blocking of 12 million Swiss francs in the accounts of Alexei Bazhanov, who is accused of embezzlement of funds of JSC “Rosagroleasing” and a number of Russian banks, said the representative of the Prosecutor General’s office of Russia Sahak Karapetyan.

MOSCOW, 27 Jan. The state office of public Prosecutor of Russia has asked Switzerland to block 12 million francs in the accounts of the former Deputy Minister of agriculture Minister Alexei Bazhanov in the case of embezzlement at Rosagroleasing and other banks, said the head of the main Department of international legal cooperation of Prosecutor General’s office of Russia Sahak Karapetyan.

Bazhanov is accused of embezzlement of 1.1 billion roubles from Rosagroleasing in the Voronezh region. The Russian interior Ministry earlier reported that in 2008-2009 Bazhanov and his alleged accomplices stole money by signing contracts for the supply of controlled agricultural equipment.

Earlier in August it was reported that the Swiss authorities are conducting their investigation against Bazhanov and asked for help from Moscow in connection with another criminal investigation into two “high-ranking representatives of” Rosagroleasing.

“The competent authorities in Switzerland sent requests for freezing of 12 million Swiss francs in the accounts of the former Deputy Minister of agriculture Minister Alexei Bazhanov, who is accused of embezzlement of funds of JSC “Rosagroleasing” and a number of Russian banks”, — said Karapetyan in an interview that will be published in the journal “Prosecutor”.

Also sent a request for blocking of 1.85 million dollars in the accounts of Sergey Danilochkina, who is accused of embezzlement of funds from the budget in especially large size with use of illegal schemes of tax refund.